I knowwwww. I've been jumping the gun on summer more than any of us. But, just for now, let's hang on to springtime for a little bit longer... at least long enough to make this?
Yes, I know pot pies are a lot of work. But YES, this is totally worth it. Normally I would say you can use any veggies and this will be great... and that's true. But - all I can say is this combo is FAB. SO good. The cooked radishes taste like new potatoes and balance out everything else perfectly. The asparagus is like woah. It's all just too good.
Comfort food in the springtime... yep indeed!
Double Crust Spring Vegetable Pot Pie
yields one 9-inch pie
2 whole unbaked pie crusts (I used the recipe from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook)
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup AP flour
1 1/4 cups vegetable stock
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 diced onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1 cup diced asparagus
1 cup diced green beans
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup quartered radishes
1 egg, beaten
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for 1 minute. Turn the heat to low and add chicken stock. Whisk until there are no more flour bits. Whisk in the milk and heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened. (The sauce should be thick enough to coat a spoon without sliding right off.) Add salt, pepper, and paprika. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and set aside to cool.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 4-5 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the sauce and stir to combine.
Roll one of the pie crusts onto a lightly floured surface to roughly a 12-inch round. Gently lift the crust and press it into a deep 9-inch pie dish. Place in the fridge while you roll out the second pie crust.
Remove pie dish from the fridge and spoon in the vegetable mixture. Place the second crust over the top, then use your hands to tuck it under the bottom crust to press the two together. Cut 4 or 5 slits in the top of the crust to vent. Brush lightly with the beaten egg and place in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Remove pie from the fridge and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.