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.