French Country Flat Pie #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 21, 2013

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

This week I’m keeping things short and sweet, as I’m writing this on the heels of my mom’s 89th birthday party. My sisters and I were cranking out appetizers all afternoon–what can I say? We love a good party! It’s so fitting that this week’s #SundaySupper is all about parties–bridal and baby showers in particular hosted by Home Cooking Memories. I’ve been on a baking kick, so I’m bringing this French Country Flat Pie, loaded with onions, potatoes, and Gruyère cheese, all nestled in a biscuit crust. Plus we have a great line up of noshes, main dishes, and desserts listed for you below.


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Here’s my mom (center) and her sisters today. She’s the baby, you know, as she likes to remind us.

Meanwhile, here are some resources to help get you started, whether you’re planning a bridal shower or baby shower.

Bridal Showers

Baby Showers

Now, on to this decadent flat pie. This can be served as a main course or cut up into smaller pieces for an appetizer. This is slightly adapted from Biscuits and Scones by Elizabeth Alston.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

First, prep the vegetables. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in the butter and olive oil until the onion softens. Stir in the potatoes, thyme, salt and pepper, cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender but not overdone.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

Meanwhile, add the flour, baking powder, pepper and salt to a food processor bowl and give a quick whirl. Add in the butter and pulse until fully incorporated and the mixture looks like fine granules.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

Add in the cream until a dough starts to form.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

Transfer to a lightly floured board, and knead about a dozen times.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

Roll the dough out into about a 14-inch circle and transfer to a baking sheet.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

Spoon the potato/onion mixture on the dough leaving about an inch around the edge. Top with the Gruyère, then fold the edges of the dough up over the filling, and brush with cream.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

Bake this about 15 minutes, remove from the oven, pour the remaining cream over the top, then return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

French Country Flat Pie by Webicurean

Cut into wedges to serve as a main dish or squares as an appetizer.

French Country Flat Pie
 
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A decadent flat pie loaded with potatoes, onions, and Gruyère cheese, all nestled in a biscuit crust.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
Filling
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lb yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb russet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • ⅓ cup cream
Biscuit Crust
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2½ tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • ⅓ cup cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Start by sauteing the onions and garlic in the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Cook about 5 minutes or until the onions have softened.
  3. Add in the potatoes, thyme, salt and pepper, cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender but not overdone.
  4. Meanwhile, add the flour, baking powder, pepper and salt to a food processor bowl, and give a quick whirl. Add in the butter, and pulse until butter is fully incorporated and the mixture looks like fine granules. Gradually add the cream until the dough takes shape.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board, and knead about a dozen times. With a rolling-pin, roll the dough out into a 14-inch circle, and transfer to a greased cookie sheet or pizza pan.
  6. Spoon the potato mixture into the center, leaving about an inch border around the edge. Top the filling with the Gruyère cheese. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, and brush with the cream.
  7. Bake 15 minutes, remove from oven, pour the remaining cream over the top, then bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Now, let’s see what everyone else has cooked up!

Starters, Appetizers & Snacks

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

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Liz April 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

I’d make this my dinner! What a fantastic savory galette!

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Renee April 21, 2013 at 5:23 am

Happy Birthday to you mom! And I love the savory pie and the way it is free-formed with the crust.
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Heather @girlichef April 21, 2013 at 5:46 am

I love the sound of this pie…I’d be rushing in to get my slice.
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Shannon @VillageGirlBlog April 21, 2013 at 5:50 am

Happy Birthday to your Mom! This pie sounds amazing and the pictures are beautiful. I have to try this. Yum!
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Jen @JuanitasCocina April 21, 2013 at 6:02 am

This would make a good breakfast right? Because I want it now!
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deb April 21, 2013 at 8:11 am

A stellar post! From the scrumptious recipe to the lovely birthday party for you mom, I’m charmed!

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Diana @GourmetDrizzles April 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

This is SOOO cool! It looks much like my Country Apple Tart, but savory and with all my favorite flavors!!! Can’t wait to try this one. And what a sweet pic of your Mom and her sisters… such a special time, I’m sure!

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Bea April 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Happy happy Birthday to your Mom!!! What beautiful ladies – I hope you have a wonderful celebration :)

I love all the flavors of your savory flat pie and cannot wait to try it!
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Tara April 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Your mom and her sisters look great, I bet it was a really nice celebration. Your pie looks simply amazing!!
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Gail {a stack of dishes} April 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

This savory pie is incredible! It’s absolutely gorgeous- I just want to take a bit right now. I love the photo of your Mom and Aunts. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen April 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Such a lovely pic of your mom and sisters, and so great you prepared her birthday! The filling in this galette is so up my alley!
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Megan April 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Happy Happy Happy birthday to your Mom! This is a fantastic recipe, thank you so much for sharing :)
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Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere April 22, 2013 at 6:32 am

Fantastic picture! I hope you had a great party! I can’t wait to give this pie a try!
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Jennifer B April 22, 2013 at 11:33 am

True story: I’m commenting on everyone’s Sunday Supper posts from the bottom of the list to the top. Therefore, I’ve bypassed all of the desserts and other sweet tweets to get to your post and I must say- this dish has my mouth watering more than any other yet! It looks amazing and I can almost smell the gruyere cheese, mmm!
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Sarah April 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Awesome idea!
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Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons April 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Carb on carb, with cheese? Sign me up :)
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Hezzi-D April 23, 2013 at 2:46 am

This looks so ooey and gooey-YUM!
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Susan April 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Happy birthday to your mom! What a great photo and I want this so bad!
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Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite April 24, 2013 at 5:09 am

Happy birthday to your mom. I love this savoury tart, cheese, potato and bread, this is my kind of carb treat. :)

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked April 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

Happy birthday to your mum! What a great photo of her and her sisters. I hope she had a fabulous party. As for this flat pie – ohmahgah I want to eat that right now. Fuggedabout saving this recipe for a party, I’m going to have it for dinner this weekend ;)
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Peter @Feed Your Soul Too April 30, 2013 at 4:54 am

Looks awesome. will probably try to make it this weekend. thx for sharing.
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Anne Papina April 30, 2013 at 7:44 am

thanks! the biscuit crust really makes the dish

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