there wasn’t only chicken pot pie for pi day, we also had a quick cherry pie. normally, i’m a fruit pie purist and like to use fresh fruits to be sure the starch used for thickening is gluten free, but i really wanted cherry pie and it’s not cherry season.
comstock pie filling to the rescue. you don’t have to kill yourself with every baking project, shortcuts are okay. i already had a standard pate brisee crust prepared and i basically just dumped two cans of cherry pie filling into the bottom crust. the art and the love are in the weaving of the top crust. brush with a nice egg wash (cream and a whole egg) and sprinkle with demerara or granulated raw sugar and bake.
2 1/2 cups (320g) Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks 225g) unsalted butter chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
- In the bowl of a food processor; combine flour and salt. Add butter and process until the mixture resembles a coarse meal, about 8 to 10 seconds.
- With machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through the feed tube. Pulse until dough forms a ball; being careful not to overprocess, so not more than 30 seconds. To test, squeeze a small amount of dough together between your fingers: If it is crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Divide the dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour. Dough may be stored, frozen, for up to 1 month.
Thanks! I made blueberry pie with this on 4th July – with dough star shapes on top – no photos sorry! The dough was really flavorful and buttery and reminded me of the best blueberry pies from my childhood.
What is your recipe for your gluten free”Cup4Cup” gluten free flour blend?
Teness, I use Cup4Cup brand flour, I buy it in 25lb bags. I find it easier than making my own gf flour blend which I have done in the past. Check out Gluten Free on a Shoestring for a nice blend that is similar to Cup4Cup. http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/better-than-cup4cup-gluten-free-flour-blend-d-i-y-how-to/. Thanks for reading here!