And now for something completely decadent! Potato-Crusted Cauliflower Gruyere Pie with Bacon-Parmesan Crumb Topping. Vegetarians, don't miss out on this amazing cauliflower pie. It's completely vegetarian except for the topping. Just omit the bacon and add extra parmesan.
I dreamed up this recipe for an event that I was invited to called Pie Party Potluck Live. It took place at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. 60 or so Food bloggers and culinary professionals made pies and brought them to a big party where we all met each other and ate pie!
The event was a food fantasy come true! Banquet tables were brimming with the most outrageously delicious, creative and beautiful pies - some savory, some sweet.
I ate more pie in three hours than I ever thought humanly possible.
I wish you could have seen these pies up close and tasted them.
There is one particular pie that I just have to show you up close - the stunning (and delicious!) Cupboard Harvest Pie (below), made by my friend Jackie Gordon. Jackie and her friend Ken are the founders and organizers of Pie Party Potluck Live, now in its fourth year.
CAULIFLOWER GRUYERE PIE RECIPE
I developed this savory cauliflower pie recipe specifically for the Pie Party event. Normally I blog about recipes from other countries and I try to keep it light and healthy, but Pie Party was my opportunity to let loose and go crazy - to come up with something insanely delicious, no holds barred!
HOW TO MAKE POTATO CRUST
The crust of this is pie as delicious as the filling. It's made from cooked grated potatoes mixed with dijon mustard, Greek yogurt, grated gruyere cheese and spices.
Mix all the ingredients together and press the potato dough into your pie pan to form the crust.
Pop the crust in the oven to pre-bake for 25 minutes. While the crust is baking you can prepare the pie filling.
The pie is filled with sautéed cauliflower florets, onions and garlic, mixed with grated gruyere cheese, eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
Fill the pie and bake it for 30 minutes.
The final piéce de resistance of this pie is a crumb topping made from crumbled bacon and parmigiana cheese. For a vegetarian cauliflower pie, omit the bacon and add more parmesan.
After the pie has baked for 30 minutes, sprinkle the topping on, turn the oven up to broil and pop the pie back in the oven for a minute or two to brown the topping.
Cut into wedges and enjoy this scrumptious cauliflower gruyere pie!
Here's the cauliflower gruyere pie recipe. If you make this I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!Print