Summer Harvest Picnic Pies
Enjoy the best that summer gardens have to offer in this lovely handheld picnic pie. The couscous salad filling punches up the flavor.
Serves: 12Prep: 40 minutesCook: 40 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 1 1⁄2 cups Kroger® All-Purpose Flour
- 1 3⁄4 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 cup Kroger® Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
- 3 tablespoons ice water
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup couscous
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1⁄2 cup zucchini, diced
- 1⁄2 cup yellow summer squash, diced
- 1⁄2 cup eggplant, diced
- 1⁄2 cup bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 cup seeded tomato, diced
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- To make dough, in medium bowl, combine flour and 1½ teaspoons of salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in just enough ice water to form dough. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate.
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- To make filling, in a small saucepan, combine water and couscous; cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes until couscous is tender and water is gone. Fluff with fork; cool slightly.
- To make vinaigrette, in a large bowl, combine oil, vinegar, honey, shallot, garlic, rosemary, ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper; whisk until blended. Add zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, bell pepper, tomato and pine nuts. Toss to coat with vinaigrette.
- Unwrap chilled dough; divide into 12 portions. On a well-floured surface, roll each out into 6” round. Lay each in cup of 12-cup muffin pan; trim edges to leave ½-¾” rim. Roll trimmed edges into 12 small rounds to top pies.
- Fill each crust with 6 teaspoons couscous mixture; press down to pack. Top each with small dough round, sealing to rim of bottom crust.
- Bake pies 30-40 minutes until crust is lightly browned. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day. Reheat to serve or serve at room temperature.