Comfort food at its finest! I made this up in the fall of 2006 and it was my favorite thing to make all winter long. Goes great with "Slop", which is what I call a mixture of mashed potatoes, stuffing and canned green beans. This is high carb heaven.
For the crust
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose white flour
- 3⁄4 cup wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1 -2 cup warm water
For the filling
- 3 1⁄4 cups vegetable broth (which is 2 14oz cans)
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose white flour
- 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- In a large bowl, combine all of the dried ingredients for the crust.
- Stir with a fork while slowly drizzling in the olive oil.
- Then, ¼-½ c at a time, pour in the water and knead by hand until you get a firm, moist dough.
- Form into a ball, set it in a bowl and chill it in the refrigerator.
- While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bring the broth to a boil in a saucepan.
- Turn the heat to medium-low and slowly sift in the flour while whisking the broth.
- When the last of the flour is in, the broth should be much thicker.
- Turn off the heat and set aside.
- Take the dough out of the refrigerator and lightly dust the work surface with flour.
- Split the dough in half (slightly bigger chunk for the bottom crust).
- Roll out the dough until it's 2-3 inches wider than the pie plate.
- Lightly coat the plate in oil and dust with flour.
- Lay the crust in the plate and make sure it is evenly covering the plate.
- Put the frozen vegetables into the pie in an even layer.
- Cover with the gravy and sprinkle with the seasonings.
- Roll out the rest of the dough and cover the pie.
- Trim off the excess crust and seal shut by pressing with a fork all the way around the edge.
- Make a few puncture holes in the top of the crust to vent any steam.
- Place the pie in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the edges are brown and the top is dry.
- Let cool for at least ten to fifteen minutes before cutting. This will allow the gravy to thicken up a bit.
- Cut into the pie and check. If the gravy is still pretty thin and soupy, let it cool for a while longer.
This was absolutely TERRIBLE. The crust was horridly thick and would not cook through all of the way. The gravy, veggies and seasonings should have been mixed before baking not just layered on top of one another. We had glops of seasoning that assaulted our taste buds. I will not be making this again. I was so embarrassed to have served this to my mother-in-law.
This was delicious! The crust was just fantastic!!! I wasn't able to use wheat flour so I just used all-purpose flour and it still came out great. Note: I made this a second time and it was wonderful again! I served it with mashed potatoes that I had mixed spinach, garlic, and cheddar cheese into and a side of seasoned green beans. YUM!!!
Cheers for this. I tried the crust with fresh vegetables, TVP and gravy filling. I only used white flour but it worked pretty well. Make sure you don't overdo the water.