Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mushroom Pies

We went to an AMAZING Tupperware party early in December hosted by Aunt Barbara. She is a drag queen and an absolute riot. When she was demonstrating the can opener my husband got to go up and "handle her cans". As a prize he got a bottle of colon cleanse. (Which later we traded for a scoop)

One of the things we bought was a pie maker. This thing is so neat. One side cuts the dough the right size, the other side is the perfect way to fill and crimp the pies.

I made calzones one night, turns out the pizza dough recipe I have is a little too sticky. But I had a box of Pillsbury pie dough an I decided to make some lunches. They were such a hit that I made another ten of them today.

Mushroom Onion Handheld Pies (yield 5)

8oz sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, sliced thin
1 T butter
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
single crust pie dough

Melt the butter in a skillet, saute the mushrooms and onion in the butter. Roll out the dough and cut it into large circles. (A single crust will yield 5 circles) Put 1T of mozzarella centered on a dough circle, add 1T of the mushroom mixture. Fold the circle in half and crimp the edges with a fork.
Bake at 425F for 20 minutes or until pies are golden brown.

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