Leftover Pizza Dough Strawberry Pie




Introduction: 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.

Step 1: The Bottom Half

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!

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!

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

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

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.

Step 6: Lifting the Top On

This bit is a little tricky, I had to use both hands so I didn't get any pictures of it, but you have to put your hands under the lattice you created and very gently lift it up onto the pie. It took me a while, but I managed to get it on there without breaking it. It can be difficult because the dough sags where you don't support it, and threatens to break.

If it does get messed up a little, just fix it after it's on th pie. You'll be eating it anyway...

Bake at 350 degrees until top is golden brown.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.



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    18 Discussions

    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.

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    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.

    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 ))

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    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.

    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)

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    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?

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    Okay, put two commas in front of and after your text. For more cool text tricks, see NachoMahma's orangeboard.

    Now, can you tell me how to write in small letters? ( Please! Pretty please! With sugar and whipped cream on top? )

    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.