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Coconut Oil Pie Dough

Joining the trend:  Baking with Coconut Oil

For years nutritionists have limited the use of the coconut because of the fat.  Now it is a considered a good fat and not the culprit any more. Although this information as been  available since 2004 or earlier, I am finally coming around to use the coconut oil in cooking.  So I started it with a Coconut Oil Pie Dough. My pie dough often leaves much to be desired, so why not kick up the challenge.

Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Coconut Oil Pie Crust for Peach Pie

Since my cookbooks are too old to discuss use of coconut oil, the internet provided a variety of recipes and information related to the benefits and use.  I looked on the internet for information for recipes, use and how to substitute shortening and vegetable oils. Coconut Oil Online was informative and helpful, even how to measure the oil and listing the healing benefits.

Here is a simple “how-to”

Pure Coconut OIl

Pure Coconut OIl

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I first measured and chilled the coconut oil  in the refrigerator as it is liquid at 76 degrees.  Too long in the refrigerator, it would become hard solid and brittle.  This was cooled about 30 minutes, enough to cut into cubes.

I measured the flour into the food processor, then added the cold coconut oil and the cold butter.

Cold butter added to the flour and coconut oil.

Cold butter added to the flour and coconut oil.                                                                                                                                            

Putting coconut oil pastry in pie plate.

Putting coconut oil pastry in pie plate.

The rolling out of the dough was a bit tricky.  Rolling it on floured wax paper was best, though it did get sticky as it warmed. The wax paper also made it easier to handle placing on the pie plate and adding the top crust.

Making of a peach pie….

Fresh peaches were in season at this time, I had 4 medium size peaches, or about 3 cups more or less, added 2 tablespoons of minute tapioca, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Sliced one tablespoon butter on the top before covering with the top crust.  Baked at 400 F, 45-50 minutes.

Fresh Peaches for pie

Making a peach pie.                                                                                                    

Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Coconut Oil Pie Crust for Peach Pie                                                  

Coconut Oil Pie Dough

A How-To to making Coconut Oil Pie Dough for a fresh peach pie.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • Pie Dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold pure coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup very cold water as needed
  • Peach Pie
  • 3 cups fresh peaches in 1/2 inch size.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Use a food processor.
  • Put the flour in the processor bowl.
  • Add cubes of cold coconut oil and cold cubes of butter.
  • Pulse off and on until dough is the size of peas.
  • Put dough into a large bowl, add water a tablespoon at a time,
  • While mixing dough until it can be gathered into a ball.
  • Divide the dough in 2 pieces, flatten and wrap each in wax paper or plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough on wax paper, lightly floured two inches larger than the 9 inch pie plate.
  • Fit dough into the pie plate.
  • Fill with the fresh peach mixture.
  • Dot with butter.
  • Roll out the second round of dough and place on top of the peaches.
  • Trim edge off of excess pie dough, fold under to have 1 inch edge to crimp.
  • Cut steam vents in the top crust. Bake.
  • Cool before serving

Notes

Fruit pies often bubble out when baking. Put aluminum foil under the oven rack to catch any drippings. ...............................................................................
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The fresh peach pie with Coconut Oil Pie Dough.

Yes, this was an OOPS!

First servings of the peach pie with Coconut Oil PIe Dough

First servings of the peach pie with Coconut Oil Pie Dough

The rest of the pie was refrigerated. 

Peach pie with flaky Coconut Oil Pie Dough

Peach pie with flaky Coconut Oil Pie Dough                                                                         

It did become solid and nice slices were cut.  The servings were put in the microwave about 15 seconds to warm.

Over all tasty, not considered food porn.  Oh, well. There are successes and failures.

Hope you give the recipe a try and  best wishes.

 

 

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Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

A brunch idea:  An Asparagus Tart

A brunch idea: An Asparagus Tart

Each spring we look for daffodils, tulips, green grass and dandelions.   Then we look for the bunches of asparagus in the produce departments of the grocery.  Asparagus is now available all year round, but it is in the spring the stalks and tips are tenderest.  Also let’s face it, a better price per bunch.

Asparagus can be used many ways, it is good mixed in a melange of roasted vegetables seasons with olive oil,  rosemary, spice Blend, crushed red pepper, oregano flakes and sea salt.

Asparagus Tart

Spring time asparagus surrounded with a custard filling, great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or late time supper. Excellant to be served warm or room temperature.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • Caraway Pie Dough a 10 inch single crust

Instructions

  • Make the Caraway Pie Dough
  • Mix flour, salt and caraway seeds together in food processor.
  • Add butter and shortening.
  • Process until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Add the ice water until the dough will stick together.
  • Roll into a ball, flatten into a disk.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap to refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Roll dough out to fit a greased 10 inch pie plate or tart pan.
  • Prick dough lightly with a fork.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Custard Filling
  • Wash and trim bottom ends off the asparagus.
  • Cut into 2 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Blanch for 3 minutes in boiling water, drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Save asparagus tips separately.
  • In a bowl, blend the cream, cream cheese and eggs, one at a time. It will be lumpy.
  • Blend in the salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.
  • Spread the asparagus stalks evenly over the dough.
  • Pour in half of the custard filling.
  • Bake 15 minutes on the lowest shelf of the oven.
  • Remove from oven; pour in the remaining filling.
  • Arrange the asparagus tips around the edge of pie.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Reduce temperature of the oven to 375 F.
  • Return to the bottom shelf of the oven to bake 40 minutes.
  • Test for doneness: when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Rest the tart for 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

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Recipe inspired by The Best of Food and Wine, 1990,  pp 193-94.

 

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