Introduction: Pretzel Pie
What is pretzel Pie? quite simply, it is pretzel dough shaped like an eggroll, with pie filling inside of it. Pretzel pies are the ultimate snack food. Its chewy, it holds together, its sweet, and has an awesome taste. The great part of this snack is that for something this good and extreme, it doesnt take too much much work. All that is needed is to make the dough, shape the pies, and bake. Pies will no longer be large circular pastries, but odd looking pretzels, with a surprising taste.
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients!
The ingredients for the pretzel pies is fairly easy to get, nothing weird or odd.
You will need the following for a batch
3 cups flour* ( might change a little depending on the flour*)
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water (luke warm)
1 teaspoon water
and pie filling! I used a can, but if you really want to, you can make your own (my way is easier)
Step 2: Tools!
For this you will need some cooking weaponry
measuring cups and spoons (duh)
A heavy duty rolling pin
A large cutting board( or something you can roll the dough out on)
a big bowl for mixing
A bread or dough machine, trust me, this makes it a lot easier to make
Step 3: The Dough
The dough is quite simple to make,
add the flour, water, yeast, sugar and salt together, and MIX! the dough gets really tough. The dough should end up fairly thick. If it is sticky, add a little more flour.
When done, the blob of dough may not seem very large, but it will do a decent size batch of pretzel pie.
Step 4: Rolling
To being your pretzel pie making, cut off a golf ball sized chunk of dough.
Roll the dough out to be longer and wider than your hand. It should be fairly thin, but still staying together well.
Step 5: Filler Up!
Before shaping, first take a spoon full of pie filling and put it in the middle of the flat dough. Make sure that it doesn't go close to the edges, otherwise it will come out the sides and get all messy. About a spoon full and a little bit usually does it.
Step 6: Shape It!
The shaping is quite easy, take one side and fold it over the pie filling, press all around the edges to make sure the filling wont come out. Do the same for the other side. Press the side edges down and roll them up a little bit to make sure nothing will escape. pinch all the edges and putt it onto a pan, making sure that the long edge in on the bottom.
Step 7: Glaze
To make the glaze, combine one egg and one teaspoon water, and beat. Then brush this onto the tops of the pies. This makes it more pretzelish. If you dont have a brush then gently smear it on.
Step 8: Slits
Before baking, make some quick slits on the tops of the pies, make sure the aren't deep, and dont press into the pie, this will make them turn out better. too deep and it might ruin it, and if you press down too hard, the sides might open up, leading to a gooey mess
Step 9: Bake Them!
Now comes the baking. Put them into the oven at 425 F. Set the timer for about 12-15 minutes. Be sure to check on the regularly. Once they start to brown, remove from oven, or else they might burn on the bottom.
Step 10: Remove and Enjoy
Remove them and enjoy. They take a few minutes too cool down, and be careful the filling will be really hot!
Some might not turn out as well as the others. but they will all taste just as good!
Step 11: Other Ideas
If you don't pie you can do many other things. You can fill them with cheese and tomato sauce, you can fill them with meat, you can fill them with just about anything. Or if you are really extreme, you could make pretzels!! Enjoy and share!
Since pretzel pie is such a boring name, I am looking for a new name. I need a really good professional name for them, or a really funny name!