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Use a pot cover to make the most beautiful braided pie crust

November 12th, 2020

Just recently, we featured a list of 10 must-try puff pastry recipes, and today we are back with another dessert recipe that will take you after-dinner delights to a whole other level of delicious.

This is perfect for any type of occasion and even during regular days. A satisfying meal doesn’t get any better than following it through with a delectable sweet treat.

This dessert, however, comes with a “twist.”

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It’s from the genius foodies over at Scrumdiddlyumptious and, as they describe it, this one is:

“a cute-looking pie that tastes like heaven and is simply divine when slathered with jam. We are proud to present to you this braided beauty with delicious cream filling and topped with fresh berries. This might be the best thing in the world, just saying!”

Get your kitchens ready, here’s another toothsome dessert that you and your family will surely love.

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For this recipe, you need to have the following ingredients…

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For the yeast dough:

  • 4¾ cups of flour
  • 1 cup of lukewarm milk
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast (One packet of yeast contains 1/4 ounce or approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast.)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ stick of butter (softened)
  • Egg wash (1 whisked egg + 2 tbsp milk)
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For the cream filling:

  • 16 oz of cream cheese
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • vanilla bean

To garnish:

  • berries
  • powdered sugar
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It’s now time to channel the inner “Master Chef” in you.

Step Number 1: Preheat your oven to 325°F. Add the packet of active dry yeast to lukewarm milk, stir it well until it’s dissolved.

Then, add the flour, egg, sugar, and butter, and knead until you come up with a smooth dough (it should not stick to your hands). Transfer the dough into a bowl, cover it, and let rest for 45 minutes.

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Step Number 2: Sprinkle some flour onto your countertop (should be clean), roll the dough out in a circular shape, and press a large pot lid into the center.

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Step Number 3: Next, cut the excess dough into small fringes.

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Step Number 4: After cutting all, braid the fringes as shown in the tutorial video, place the dough circle on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, and let the dough rest for another 15 minutes.

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Step Number 5: Use a clean fork to poke holes right into the middle of the dough. Mix the egg with milk and brush the egg wash over the dough’s braids.

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Step Number 6: Combine all of the ingredients for the filling as listed above. Once done, spread it on the dough, inside the circular braids.

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Step Number 7: Put the pie into your oven and bake it for 30 to 35 minutes. Let the braided pie cool first before garnishing it with fresh berries and powdered sugar.

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Step Number 8: Your dessert is ready to be served. Enjoy!

This can become another family favorite, don’t you think so? You will never go wrong when you mix creativity, beautiful presentation, and a flavorful dessert, all in one plate.

That warm and crispy braided pie crust embracing the creamy and tasty pie filling in the middle, topped with fresh berries and powdered sugar, is a heaven-sent treat for everyone.

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Keeping yourself busy can actually bring you peace amidst this global health crisis. It takes you away from depression and any type of anxiety. It gives you something to try and work on that will benefit not only your tummy but also the entire family.

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of the home quarantine period and try this recipe!

Watch the Scrumdiddlyumptious tutorial below. Psst: there’s a bonus recipe at the end!

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Source: Scrumdiddlyumptious, YouTube/Scrumdiddlyumptious

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