Sweet and Savory Pie Creations



Sweet and Savory Pie Creations

Picture yourself in a cozy kitchen, surrounded by the irresistible aroma of freshly baked pies. These Sweet and Savory Pie Creations are the epitome of comfort food, perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re craving a sweet treat or a hearty savory dish, these pies have you covered.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sliced apples
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Start by making the pie crust. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter, and using a pastry cutter or your hands, mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Gradually add cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. For the sweet pie, roll out half of the chilled dough on a floured surface and place it in a pie dish. In a bowl, mix the sliced apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust. Top with cheddar cheese. Roll out the remaining dough and place it over the filling. Seal the edges and make a few slits on the top crust for ventilation. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  5. For the savory pie, roll out the other half of the dough and line a pie dish. In a skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Add onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, and sauté until softened. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the meat and vegetable mixture into the pie crust. Roll out the remaining dough for the top crust, seal the edges, and make slits for ventilation. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden.

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yield: 2 delicious pies

These Sweet and Savory Pie Creations will satisfy your cravings, whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a hearty meal. The golden, flaky crust envelops a world of flavors – from the sweet, cinnamon-spiced apples to the savory combination of ground beef, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. These pies are the perfect balance of sweet and savory, making them a crowd-pleaser for family dinners or gatherings with friends.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving): Calories: 350, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 8g

Picture yourself enjoying a slice of these delectable pies, and imagine the smiles they’ll bring to the faces of your loved ones. Sweet or savory, these pie creations are a true delight.