Vegetable Ribbon Pie

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Fall is in full swing. My garden is on its last legs of the season but is still dutifully pumping out eggplants, zucchini and squash.

In order to use it all up before it goes rotten, I decided to make it into a beautiful ribbon veggie pie.

Inspired by a Tasty recipe, I decided to put my own twist on the pie by giving it a creamy hidden filling. To achieve perfectly thin slices, you can use a mandoline - or if you are extra patient, you can also use a vegetable peeler or even just a very sharp knife.

This pie is certainly a show stopper - and it only LOOKS difficult to do. With a little patience, you could be making the same pie on the Great British Bake Off next season. Just make sure you don't have a soggy bottom!

For the pie crust, you can make your favorite recipe from scratch or just do what I did and buy the premade variety. With a topping so perfect, no one will even notice you didn't make the crust from scratch.

Even the side shots are glorious. It's like a delicious redeux on ratatouille - in pie form!

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Vegetable Ribbon Pie

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
Vegetable Ribbon Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 Chinese eggplant, cut into thin slices
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into thin slices
  • 1 small yellow squash, cut into thin slices
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled & cut into thin slices
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp Parmsan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 pie crust, raw or homemade equivalent
  • 3 tbsps olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 tbsp salt, for dehydrating veggies
  • 1 tbsp water + 1 egg white, whisked
  • creme fraiche, for topping

Mouth Feel

Salty
Savory
Sour
Bitter
Sweet
Spicy

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Using the mandoline slicer (or peeler; or knife) slice all of the vegetables to 1/16th inches thin. Arrange the slices in an even layer, season with salt and pat the veggies dry with a paper towel. Let air dry for another 15 minutes and blot again with paper towels.
  2. While the veggies dry, in a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, parmesan cheese and oregano and thyme. Press the pie crust into a pie tin or spring-form pan so that it has about a inch-high sides. Trim as needed.
  3. Brush the pie crust with the eggwash mixture. Blind bake for about 5-8 minutes, until the pie crust no longer appears wet.
  4. Spread the cream cheese and herb mixture onto the bottom of the pie crust in an even layer. Starting from the outside and working your way inwards, place the sliced veggies in an overlapping and alternating pattern until they have filled the entire pie crust. You may have extra pieces left over.
  5. Cover the pie with foil and bake for 20 minutes then remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the pie crust is golden brown and the veggies are cooked through. Serve with creme fraiche and enjoy!
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