Potpourri Pie

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by: Kim Tilley

This is an easy and very cheap craft to make. You can make these as gifts or enjoy them in your own home. I bet you can't make just one!

Baker's Clay:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • water to moisten

1. Mix together flour and salt, and stir in enough water to form a workable, but not sticky, dough. It won't kill the kids if they try to eat it, but it tastes so bad you won't have to worry about them trying to eat it more than once!

2. Shape into whatever you like. You can cook baker's clay in the oven at 250 degrees for at least 30 minutes per side, or let it air dry. You can also microwave it in a glass container or microwave baking sheet. Spray container with with cooking spray and microwave baker's clay pieces at 30% power for 2-4 minutes, depending on size. If pieces are not dry, continue microwaving at 30% for 2 minute intervals.

To make the pie, you will need:

    • 1 pie tin, in the size of your choice, or you can use a muffin tin for "mini-pies"
    • cooking spray
    • potpourri
    • butter knife

 

  1. Prepare baker's clay, and spray pan/muffin tin with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Roll out baker's clay into large circle about 1/4 inch thick. Cut circle, just as you would for making a normal pie, and line dish/pan with it. Wrap up remaining dough for later.
  3. Cook pie crust for at least 30 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Fill cooled crust with potpourri.
  5. Take remaining dough scraps, reroll and cut into strips for lattice crust.
  6. Arrange strips over potpourri, in the same way you would make a normal lattice crust pie. dampen dough to "glue" it down to already cooked crust. If you have any problems with the lattice top sinking into the potpourri, you can use newspaper or balloons to bolster it until dry.
  7. Let top crust dry for 1-2 days.

Note: You can also make the top crust by spraying a glass bowl, placing it upside down and weaving the crust over the inverted bowl. Bake, microwave, or let air dry. Fill bottom crust with potpourri and then glue on lattice top.I am still playing with this recipe- feel free to send in your suggestions and ideas!


About Author

Kim Tilley is the mother of three boys, ages 9,6 and 2. She is the online editor for a local tv station and the editor of Frugal-Moms.com. She is also a tightwad at heart. Her interests include cooking, crafts, gardening, computers, and saving money! When not typing away at the computer, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something out of nothing!

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