Butternut squash pie is a simple and tasty pastry dish made with a dough of flour, salt, butter, milk, and egg, and a filling of butternut squash, often with caramelized onions and parmesan cheese. It is a great snack and perfect for small gatherings, served in winter when butternut squash is in season. The dough is made by mixing flour, salt, and butter, adding an egg and milk, shaping into a ball, and refrigerating. The filling is made by peeling and dicing butternut squash, seasoning with olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs, and baking until soft. The pie is built by rolling out dough, adding filling, folding edges, and baking for 30-40 minutes.
Butternut squash pie is a savory pastry dish that’s not only tasty, but also quite simple to make. The dough is made by combining flour and salt, as well as butter, milk and an egg, while the filling is mostly made from butternut squash. There are, however, many variations in the fillings, often including caramelized onions and parmesan cheese along with different seasonings and herbs added for flavor. The dish makes a great daytime snack and is a perfect pastry idea for small social gatherings. It is generally served as a winter dish when butternut squash is in season and provides a good source of antioxidants and vitamins to the diet.
The first step in making a pumpkin tart is making the dough for the tart base. To make the dough, the flour and salt are mixed in a bowl and the cubes of butter are then added into a well done in the center of the dry mixture. The butter is then blended into the flour and salt mixture using a food processor to produce a coarse, crumbly texture called coarse flour. Once this consistency is achieved, the egg is added along with a little milk for extra moisture and, using your fingertips, the mixture is then combined until dough is formed. The dough should then be shaped into a ball, covered with plastic wrap, and placed in the refrigerator until the pumpkin filling is made.
To prepare the filling, the butternut squashes should be peeled and diced and any seeds from the center should be removed. Once diced, the pumpkins are placed on a baking sheet and covered with olive oil, salt, pepper and other herbs of your choice. The seasoned zucchini is then placed in an oven preheated to 375° Fahrenheit (about 190° Celsius) and cooked for about 30 minutes or until soft. After removing them from the oven, the squash should be allowed to cool before placing them in the batter.
Once both the dough and the filling are prepared, the butternut squash pie is ready to build. The easiest way to prepare the dish is to roll out small portions of dough on a flat surface and place the butter filling in the center of the dough, leaving space around the edge. When enough filling has been added, the edges of the dough are folded into pleats, leaving the center of the pumpkin pie open. After all the pies are prepared, they should be placed in the oven for another 30-40 minutes and then left to cool before serving.