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This superb recipe for Wild Mushroom Pie
with Smoked Baby Swiss Crust was created by Chefs Greg and Mary
Wild Mushroom Pie
with Smoked Baby Swiss Crust
6 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup (4 ounces) grated smoked baby Swiss cheese
7 tablespoons ice-cold water
3 quarts salted water
6 cups chopped fresh greens, such as turnip, Swiss chard, or
8 ounces sliced mushrooms, such as chanterelles, oyster, shiitake,
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
1 cup warm milk
1 cup warm half-and-half
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon cream
- For Crust: Flatten the shortening into
a disk on a piece of plastic wrap; wrap and freeze. Cut the unsalted
butter into small cubes; wrap and freeze for 1/2 hour.
- Place the flour, cayenne, salt, and sugar
in a food processor and pulse 2 times for 1 to 2 seconds each
time. Scatter the frozen butter cubes over the flour and pulse
about 8 times. Break up the frozen shortening over the flour
mixture and pulse 6 times. Add the cheese and pulse 3 times.
Pour the cold water over the pastry mixture and pulse 6 to 8
times, just until the dough comes together.
- Place the pastry on a floured surface,
pressing to form a ball. Divide and shape the dough into 2 disks,
one slightly larger than the other. Wrap in plastic wrap and
refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
- For Filling: Bring 3 quarts of salted
water to a boil. Boil the greens for 3 minutes. Drain and plunge
the greens into ice water. Drain well, squeezing all of the water
out of the greens.Set aside.
- In a 5-quart Dutch oven, sauté
the mushrooms in the olive oil over high heat until softened,
2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pot; set aside.
- Add the butter and onions to the pot.
Saute 4 to 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Sprinkle
flour over the onions. Stir and cook 2 minutes. Slowly stir in
the warm milk and half-and-half. Cook until bubbly and thick,
stirring constantly. Stir in the salt, pepper, cayenne, and nutmeg.
Remove from the heat. Stir in the greens and mushrooms. Add the
cheese and lemon juice, and stir. Cool 30 minutes.
- To complete the pie, heat the oven to
350°F (175°C). On a floured surface, roll out the larger
disk to an 11-inch circle. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Roll
the other disk to a 9 1/2-inch circle. Pour the filling into
the prepared pie crust. Top with the smaller crust. Trim the
edges and crimp.
- Mix the egg yolk and cream. Brush over
the top of the pie crust. Cut 5 slits in the top crust. Place
the pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F
(160°C). Bake for 40 to 50 minutes longer, until the pie
is golden brown. Allow the pie to rest at least 20 minutes before
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy
of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
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