Wisconsin Foraged Pie Feat. Ramps & Morels


    What does spring in Wisconsin taste like? This. It tastes like this.

    GF. V. SF.


    Ingredients:

    Crust:

    1 cup really cold soy free Earth Balance

    2 cups GF AP flour (I use Pamela's Artisan Blend)

    1/2 tsp xanthan gum (unless your flour already includes it)

    1/2 tsp salt

    2 tsp sugar or sweetener

    1/2 cup super cold ice water

    Filling:

    1 cup almonds (blanched if you can find them, soaked if you don't have a Vitamix or fancy blender)

    1/2 cup water

    1 tsp lemon juice

    1 tsp salt

    1 bundle of asparagus (about 10)

    1 bundle of ramps (about 6)

    6 morel mushrooms (sliced in half, lengthwise)

    Extras:

    1 tbsp maple syrup mixed with 1 tbsp dijon mustard (for brushing the crust)

    Smoked paprika

    Black sesame seeds

    Balsamic reduction

    Directions:

    Crust:

    (Quick! warm butter = no flakes in ya crust)

    In a food processor, or in a bowl with a fork and a lot of elbow grease, combine flour, xanthan gum, salt, and sugar

    Add the earth balance in by the spoonful and pulse until crumbly Add ice water and pulse until just incorporated

    Dump the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap and form it into a fat disc

    Wrap in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight

    Ricotta:

    Blend almonds, water, lemon juice, and salt until it looks the consistency of ricotta - thick, but not silky smooth

    Prepare:

    When the dough is good and cold, preheat the oven to 350°

    Roll out the dough into a big rectangle or whatever shape you feel like making on some parchment

    Leaving about 2" on the sides, spread almond ricotta on the dough and sprinkle with smoked paprika

    Top with your veggies in whatever pretty pattern you choose

    Use the parchment to help you fold the edges of the dough over to tuck in the filling

    Brush the crust edges with the maple mustard mixture to get that golden brown goodness

    Sprinkle the crust with black sesame seeds for prettiness - or don't, whatever

    Bake for about an hour (or until it's done)

    Drizzle with balsamic reduction before serving


    Vicious Variations:

    Stuff this pie full of ANY veggies. It's so versatile! Some variations I've tried:

    Red onion, spinach, sun dried tomatoes

    Pear, arugula, smoked salt

    Heirloom tomato, fresh basil, olive oil

    Sound Mate:

    Marblebog - Forestheart

    Hungarian nature heavy black metal - very real foraging jams



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