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Nov 20, 2006 07:55 PM

Can I make a pie with Puff pastry

Martha Stewart has a recipe for a pumpkin pie like dessert using puff pastry. I would like to do this with an apple or pear pie. I have never used puff pastry. Do I cut out a round to use as a bottom crust and lay in the pie plan - add the filling- pre cooked? and then add the top and bake. Or do I bake the bottom first.

Any ideas thanks.

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  1. You could make a tarte tatin - I don't use puff pastry for that, but have seen recipes that do.

    1. Yes, you can make a pie with puff pastry. Roll out a piece of pastry so that it fits your pie plate with about an inch overhang. Roll out another piece of pastry the diameter of the top of the pie plate. Fill with whatever fruit you're using, thinly sliced, top with the top crust, seal by folding over the overhang, cut slits in the top, then bake at 400 for about an hour.

      You could par-cook your fruit to avoid the possibility of an over-browned crust. Just saute the apples or pears in some butter until they just start to be tender, then pour into the prepared crust.

      1. I would par-bake the bottom crust, especially if the filling is wet at all. I would also pre-cook the filling a bit, which will allow you to get rid of some of the moisture.