Recipe: Pluot, Feta and Tomato Slab Pie

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Pie-A-Day #25

Breakfast Anyone?

Continuing my desire to make pie out of whatever I have in the refrigerator and my taste for mixing savory and sweet, I give you this mashup slab pie.  What is a slab pie?  It’s simply your current favorite pie dough rolled out into a rectangle and put on a cookie sheet.

I made my all purpose Ratio Dough recipe using all butter.  I used Kerry Gold, the low moisture Irish butter to get a super crisp, nearly puff pastry result.  When you roll out the slab remember that it needs to hold the weight of your ingredients without the support of a pie pan, so make the crust a little thicker then you normally would.  Also, dock the dough.  That means prick it with the tines of a fork to prevent the dough from bubbling up in the middle of the slab.

For the topping I used a leftover Egyptian mezze of Feta, Tomato, Olive Oil that I took away from Dahab.  I used the feta as the base for 2 sliced pluots.  To ensure that the pluot juice wouldn’t run off the pie I took the slices and tossed them with a couple of teaspoons of sugar and just 1 teaspoon of corn starch.  I then laid the slices out in a pleasing design.  To finish I drizzled the leftover fruit juice from the bowl over the slab.

To ensure crispness I baked the slab in a 425 degree oven until deeply golden, about 35-40 minutes.  This is what I call breakfast!