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Leftover pizza dough strawberry pie

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So my sister made homemade pizza. Nuuumy. But she made too much dough somehow. There was quite a bit left over. I was going to eat it, but she said it would rise in my stomach and make me sick. Since I have eaten tons of pizza dough before with no ill effects, I doubted her, but I did something else with the extra dough anyway.

I made a pie.

 
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Step 1: The bottom half

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Divide your hunk of dough into two roughly equal parts.

Set one aside, and flatten the other one out and put it in the bottom of your pie dish.

Step 2: Strawberry!

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Take your pie filling of choice (I put in strawberry 'cause it was all I had lying around) and put it in.

Step 3: The top!

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You can skip this step and just make a regular ol' flat top for your pie if you want, but this really gives it some pizzaz, and amazes people, it looks like a TON of work (which it is, in some ways).

First, take the dough you set aside earlier and form it into a ball. Then flatten it into a a circle about the same size as your pie dish. It shouldn't be thick.

Take a knife and divide the dough into long strips about an inch to half an inch wide. I reccommend thinner strips, but it's harder to pull off this "lattice" effect when they're thinner.

Step 4: The hard part

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Take half of the strips of dough and lay them next to each other.

Now fold every other strip back about an inch.

Lay another strip on the dough, then fold every other end over. The pictures help a lot.

Step 5: Keep doing this

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Keep repeating this process, fold down every other strip and place another on top, and fold the strips back down. Do this until you either run out of strips or it's big enough.
Katarukito5 years ago
more monk hands!
Lithium Rain (author)  Katarukito5 years ago
Hahaha!
martymunch6 years ago
Wow, all that hard work on the top and you never ate it. I bet that would have been good pie too. I looks like it turned out really good for bread dough. Good idea Adrian! I love pie.
Lithium Rain (author)  martymunch6 years ago
I know! I was really mad, I had no idea it had gone bad already...I was actually planning on eating it that day...:( oh well. Thanks! I love pie too.
Big Bwana6 years ago
Adrian your crazy, wanting to eat raw dough, and not eating a tasty pie like that .. Nice Ible but you could of got some pictures of the top going on with both hands, whats wrong with your feet ?? <> No A lattice top is annoying to do, I like to do them on parchment paper and flip it fast and hope it lands where you want it on the pie, but pastry is easier to work with then bread dough... (( ya some don't always work as intended, but it's ok to make rustic looking pies ))
Lithium Rain (author)  Big Bwana6 years ago
It was really hot, and it spoiled in just under two days (I think it was only two days)! I didn't realize it had gone bad already.
So the heat really does make people do crazy things .. <>
As I ignored the meaning of "leftover" and did not remembered the meaning of "dough", I thought it was the twist of a pizza and a pie (tomatoes sauce mixed with strawberry) ... and I was wondering where was the cheese and the olives ...

But now, everything is clear in my mind =o)

When I have a leftover of dough, I generally make long strip and boil them into water (to make pasta) =o)
Lithium Rain (author)  chooseausername6 years ago
Lol! That's a good idea! I'll have to try that to make pasta!
Camisado6 years ago
PIES!!!!! Thanks, Adrian!!!! Now I can transform my pie-hating, pizza-loving brother's pizza into...... PIES!!!!! P.S: Can you tell me how to write in big letters?
Lithium Rain (author)  Camisado6 years ago
Surround text with = signs.
Thanks, Adrian!
Lithium Rain (author)  Camisado6 years ago
Okay, put two commas in front of and after your text. For more cool text tricks, see NachoMahma's orangeboard.
Thankies! ur da best!
Lithium Rain (author)  Camisado6 years ago
You're welcome. :)
Now, can you tell me how to write in small letters? ( Please! Pretty please! With sugar and whipped cream on top? )
randofo6 years ago
Well.... how was it?
Lithium Rain (author)  randofo6 years ago
It sat out and spoiled before I had the chance to eat it! >:( But the filling and pizza crusts from the pizza my sister made was very yummy.