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AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
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Saw this recipe on Food Network this morning. Made a pie crust with 2 sticks of butter, 2.5 cups of AP flour, and a tsp of salt. Divided it into two portions and let rest in the fridge. Chopped 4 strips of bacon and browned them. Put 2/3 cup of heavy cream in a small sauce pan with 4 sprigs of thyme and brought to a simmer. Turned off the heat an let steep while I finished the rest of the dish.


Rolled out one of the crusts and put into pie dish. Sliced some russet potatoes and layered them in the crust. Put a third of the bacon and salt and pepper on the slices. I left 1/4 of the pie without bacon for my vegetarian daughter.


Did two more layers of potatoes and bacon. Then removed the thyme sprigs from the cream and poured it over the potatoes. Next I covered the pie with grated gruyere cheese.


I rolled out the second crust and topped the pie, crimped it and brushed on an egg wash.


Put on the Egg indirect at 375 dome.


The recipe said 1 hour but I wasn't happy with the color of the dough so I went an hour and 15 minutes.


It didn't get the pretty color I was hoping for but it was light and flaky.


All in all I would say this is a fair amount of work but worth it. The thyme infused cream and the Gruyere made for a really great flavor. And considering that was my first home made pie crust, it was fantastic. The recipe is on the Food Network site under $10 dollar meals. -RP



  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks Randy. Gave me an idea I've been kicking around for a long time (long story). Is the crust less sweeter than a pie crust then?
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Couldn't tell you, it was my first pie crust. -RP
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    That is a fantastic looking dish, thanks for the pictorial.

    Yes, the pie crust looks amazing and it looks like it tasted great.

  • That was Melissa D'Arabian's first show. She was winner of "Next Food Network Star" competition last week. "Baby's" favorite show, so I'd tag along for the watch. ;-)
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    You got it, she did a pretty good job. Tasty dish, looking forward to some more of her recipes. She has already filmed 17 shows. -RP
  • Smokin' ToddSmokin' Todd Posts: 1,104
    Awesome Randy!
    Did u get into Atlanta?\
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Yeah I did, you? Missing you the last couple years, you gonna show yourself? -RP
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Randy....Looks awesome!! :woohoo: Always enjoy seeing your posts! :) Not exactly a baker here....but this may motivate me to try! :blink: (poor Tim, and poor kitchen!!) :whistle: Great looking cook, and thanks for sharing!!!

    ps...did you use just whites in the egg wash? If whole egg was used, maybe too much water?.... FWIW. ;)
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    That looks great and your pictures and description were spot on!

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Great undertaking Randy! Crust looks fantastic for the first one. Nice job!!
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  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,010
    That looks awesome and it's hard to beat gruyere cheese in any dish.
  • JBJB Posts: 510
    Man, that looks and sounds fantastic. May have to give that one a go. Thanks for sharing.
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    That is a must try for me.Great job bringing it together on the Egg.


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    The recipe said egg yolk and water, I separated out the white. -RP
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