Pizza Pie

pizza pie

I love pie. I love contests. I’m not entirely sure where I found out about You Want Pies With That, a monthly pie-making contest, but I immediately resolved to participate, because if there’s one thing my life needs, it’s the guarantee of pie once every 30 days.

This month’s theme was “Masquerade:” bake a pie either pretending to be something it’s not or a pie shrouded in mystery. I’ve made a Pizza Pie: a pie that looks like a pizza. It’s actually considered a galette, but whatever: crust+filling=pie, always.

I’m not going to lie and call this a pretty pie, but with a flaky, buttery crust and sweet fruit interior, I’m not complaining about the results. The great thing about pie is that no matter how ugly it looks, how it tastes is really what matters.

Pizza Pie

Crust (adapted from the Duo Dishes):

  • 1 stick non-hydrogenated margarine, cold and cubed (or butter, if you’re into that sort of thing)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs ice water

Sauce (from Vegan with a Vengeance)

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch
  • 2 tbs cold water


  • 1 cup peeled grated apple
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • a few slices of maraschino cherry or other mixed fruits for topping (optional)
  1. To make the crust, combine the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut margarine into it with a pastry cutter. Add ice water as needed to make a dough. Flatten dough, wrap in parchment or aluminum foil, and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Place the raspberries, sugar, cornstarch and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat and cook until mixture thickens, a few more minutes. Set aside.
  3. Combine the apple, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl; mix well.
  4. Roll the crust into 9-10 inch circle on a well-floured surface. Spread the raspberry mixture around the center. Squeeze grated apple ofย  excess juice and sprinkle over raspberry mixture. Fold the edges of the crust in and transfer (carefully) to a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes, or until crust is browned.

6 Responses to “Pizza Pie”

  1. 1 duodishes September 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Suh-weet! Great idea for your masked pie. This would be fun to serve as a dessert for any dinner. Glad the crust worked out for you. It is flakey and delicioso! Hope you win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2 Suz November 10, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Awww, I think that’s a pretty pie! I like the punch of color with the raspberries too.

  3. 3 Jacque November 11, 2009 at 12:11 am

    MMmmm, that is so creative! It does look like pizza.

    Great job, it looks delish ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 4 Helen November 11, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Thanks! That’s nice to hear (or read) ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5 Jacque November 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Hi, me again.

    It looks like every has been too busy to vote, LOL. You can vote for your favorites at .

  6. 6 chayacomfycook November 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Sounds yummy. Send some over. I will provide something to drink.

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