Wild mushroom pie

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Unbleached all purpose flour
½ teaspoon Salt
10 tablespoons Chilled unsalted butter; cut into pieces
4½ tablespoon (about) ice water
¾ ounce Dried porcini mushrooms; (about 3/4 cup)
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
½ cup Finely chopped shallots
2½ teaspoon Minced garlic
10 ounces Fresh wild mushrooms; (See Note)
3 larges Eggs
⅓ cup Half and half
½ teaspoon Dried basil; crumbled
¼ teaspoon Dried thyme; crumbled
2 cups Grated Swedish or Danish Fontina cheese; (about 8 oz)
Fresh parsley sprigs



FOR CRUST: Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Add butter and rub with fingertips until mixture forms coarse meal. Mix in enough water by Tbsp to form moist clumps. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and chill until firm, about 45 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead; keep refrigerated.)

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 13-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch glass pie plate; crimp edges. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375oF. Line pie crust with foil. Fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake 10 minutes. Remove foil and beans. Bake until crust is set and begins to color, piercing bottom with fork if puffy, about 15 minutes more. Transfer to rack and cool.

FOR FILLING: Place porcini in small bowl. Add enough hot water to cover.

Let soak 30 minutes. Drain mushrooms. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add shallots and garlic and saute 1 minute. Add fresh mushrooms and saute until tender and liquids evaporate, about 5 minutes.

Add porcini and saute 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Whisk eggs, half and half, basil and thyme in medium bowl until blended.

Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle half of cheese on crust. Top with mushroom mixture and remaining cheese. Carefully pour egg mixture over mushrooms. Bake until center is set, about 40 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool slightly. Garnish with parsley. Cut into wedges and serve.

Serves: 8

Source: Bon Appetit, June 92

NOTE: such as crimini, chanterelles and/or stemmed Shiitake, thickly sliced Converted by MM_Buster v2.0m.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by jarin@... (JL) on Sep 3, 1999

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