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Wisconsin Foraged Pie Feat. Ramps & Morels

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

GF. V. SF.

Filthy Batch



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


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)


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

Smoked paprika

Black sesame seeds

Balsamic reduction




(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


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


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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