Pie is a type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling. It is a baked dish usually made of pastry dough casing that covers partially or completely, contains a filling of various sweet or savory ingredients.
The pies are named generally by their crusts. A filled pie is one in which a pastry lining is on the baking dish , filled on top with the filling and baked .
A top crust pie / cobbler , has filling in the bottom of the baking dish and the crust on top.
A two crust pie has the pastry on the bottom and top with the filling in between. The upper crust of which may be a circular shaped crust or a pastry lattice woven of strips.
Pies can be of any size ranging from bite size to large ones for multiple serving.
Here , I am sharing the recipe of mini Banana pie. Fruit pies are served along with a scoop of ice cream , a style known in North America as pie`a la mode. Any fruit can be used , mostly apple is used.
I used wheat flour to make the pie crust to make it more healthy usually all purpose flour is used. Banana filling I made for the pie is also simple to make this dish easy.
For crust :
Wheat flour -2 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Sugar – 4 tbs
Salt a pinch
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Baking soda – ¼ tsp
For filling :
Banana – 2
Brown sugar – 4 tbs
Butter – 1 tsp
Mix the wheat flour ,baking powder , bakind soda , salt , sugar and milk. Knead a soft and firm dough.
Let the dough rest for 20 - 30 minutes in refrigerator.
For filling :
Chop the banana into fine pieces.
Melt the butter and sauté the banana till golden brown.
Add the brown sugar and mix well to coat on the banana pieces.
Making of pies :
Take a small portion of the dough and roll it using the rolling pin by dusting flour.
Roll into a diameter of 6 cm and place inside the mould. I used cupcake mould to make this pie.
Fill the banana filling on the pie crust.
Roll the dough and cut into long strips , attach this strips diagonally intersecting each other.
Repeat the same with the remaining dough.
Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.
Mix half cup of milk with 4 tbs of castor sugar .
With the edible brush give a wash to each pie.
Bake for about 20 minutes or till the upper crust becomes golden brown.
Take off from oven and let it cool.
Serve with ice cream or custard.
Any fruit can be used as the filling.
Egg wash can be given on the pie , as i want it to be vegetarian i used milk wash.