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Simple but Impressive Mushroom Pie

I posted a few savory pie attempts on social media. When my sister, Marla started mocking me for making savory pies. She chided me with, "what's next, mushroom pie!?" I thought about it for a moment and thought "Hell ya!" A quick Duck Duck Go search showed that there were a few such recipes out there. One or two look a lot like my old mushroom stroganoff recipe that I used to make with an old girlfriend, Kirsten, but without the egg noodles. The pie crust replaces the noodles. So, I scratched my pandemic quarantine whiskers and had an erica moment witch culminating in the birth of my mushroom pie! Now, it has already become a big hit in my family. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cool Down10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Father son, Pie, Savory Pie, Single Dad Recipes
Servings: 8 people
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • 12-inch Castiron Skillet
  • Pie Pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pie Crimper (Right)?
  • Spoon to Mix

Ingredients

Filling

  • 3 Verities Mushrooms - 4 8oz boxes of mushrooms of differing verity - I used button, Shiitake, and portabella mushrooms. Yes, I know buttons and portabellas are the same species only sold at different ages, Agaricus bisporus. But, Kroger charges different prices for each, so I'm counting it as a three mushroom pie.
  • 2 Medium Red Onions - Chopped fine
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Lots Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 ozs Cream Cheese

Crusts: (Use whatever is your favorite pie crust, but remember it's a savory pie)(Who am I kidding? I use premade crusts.)

  • 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Ice Water

Instructions

  • - Preheat Oven to 400°
  • - Melt butter in a 12-inch castiron skillet over medium heat
  • - Saute onions until soft
  • - With hands, break up mushrooms into small pieces and toss in with the onions
  • - Add thyme, salt, black pepper, and Pesto
  • - Saute till mushrooms start to make their juice
  • - Add small bits of the cream cheese until all the cream cheese is melted
  • - Remove from heat and set aside
  • - Make two of your favorite pie crusts, but remember this is a savory pie, so don't do a super sweet crust.
  • - Line a 9-inch pie pan with one of the crusts.
  • - Add the filling
  • - Cover with the second pie crust.
  • - Pinch together the edges of the crusts using your favorite pie direction method
  • - Cut vents into the top crust - I made a line drawing of a mushroom for my vent.
  • - Use a pastry brush to coat the crust with extra around the edges
  • - Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes

Notes

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Southern Indiana
December 21, 2020 2:50 PM

Yummy! I’m going get me some of that. You think you could send me a slice. I have a White Castle BigCrave Crate,100 of your favorite Sliders in a case. Now I need a dessert.

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