Savory Pie Pastry

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 289


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 egg yolk
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water


1 Prepare the dough: Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. With a pastry blender or a fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

2 Beat the egg yolk together with 2 tablespoons of the water. Sprinkle the mixture over the flour. Mix together lightly until the dough is evenly moistened and comes together without being sticky. Add the remaining water if needed.

3 Shape the dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.

4 If the dough has been refrigerated overnight, let it stand at room temperature 20 to 30 minutes before rolling it out. Place the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap and roll it out to a 12-inch circle, turning the dough and rearranging the plastic wrap with each turn. Remove the top sheet of plastic wrap. Using the remaining sheet to lift the dough, center the dough with the plastic up in a 9- to 10-inch tart pan with a removable base. Peel off the plastic wrap. Gently press the dough into the base and along the sides.

5 Roll the rolling pin over the top of the pan and trim off the overhanging dough. Press the dough against the side of the pan to create a rim higher than the edge of the pan. Chill the pastry shell in the refrigerator 30 minutes.

6 Place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F. With a fork, prick the bottom of the tart shell at 1-inch intervals. Bake for 5 minutes, then prick the dough again. Bake until just set, 10 minutes more. Remove the shell from the oven. Cool on a rack 10 minutes.

From "1,000 Italian Recipes." Copyright 2004 by Michele Scicolone. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 289
Calories from Fat: 165

This Savory Pie Pastry recipe is from the Cook'n in Italy Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

More Recipes from the Cook'n in Italy Cookbook:
* Breads, Pizzas, Savory Pies, and Sandwiches
Almond and Black Pepper Rings
Anchovy Fritters
Black Olive Bread
Country Brioche
Easter Pie
Escarole Pie
Fennel Rings
Golden Corn Rolls
Green Onion Pie
Griddle Breads from Emilia-Romagna
Herb Bread
Homestyle Bread
Homestyle Pizza
Leek Tart
Marches-Style Cheese Bread
Mozzarella, Basil, and Roasted Pepper Sandwiches
Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Pizza
Neapolitan-Style Pizza Dough
Pizza with Wild Mushrooms
Prosciutto and Fig Triangle Sandwiches
Red Onion Flatbread
Riviera Sandwich
Roman Potato Flatbread
Sardinian Music-Paper Bread
Savory Pie Pastry
Sicilian Swordfish Torte
Spinach Ricotta Tart
Spinach and Robiola Sandwiches
Stromboli Bread
Sun-Dried Tomato Flatbread
Tomato Rolls
Tomato and Cheese Turnovers
Tomato, Garlic, and Oregano Pizza
Tuna and Roasted Pepper Triangle Sandwiches
Walnut Cheese Bread
White Wine Flatbread

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.