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Rosy Roots Holiday Pie




This winter pie is all about embracing our roots! Not our genealogy but those humble, homey tubers that sweeten underground when the temperature dips. Radishes, turnips, potatoes, beets, shallots – they all make splendid and nutritious “roses” for this pie. Beautiful and delicious, it's perfect for the holidays.


All these vegetables are low in fat and loaded with fiber, folate, and cancer-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients. Did you know that sweet potatoes are particularly rich in vitamin A, turnips in calcium, potatoes in potassium, radishes - vitamin C? That is just the tip of the iceberg, nutritionally speaking


Wrapped up in a tasty, tender gluten-free dough and adorned with leaves, this delicious pie is as fun to make as to eat. Pal up with a baking buddy for extra fun in the kitchen, pick up your rolling pins and have at it!


Prep time = 80 minutes Baking time = 25-30 minutes Makes one 9” pie


Equipment


Standing mixer with vegetable sheet attachment

9 pyrex pie dish

Leaf-shaped cookie cutter

Blender

Food processor

Microwave

Large steamer pot

1” bristle pastry brush


Ingredients


Veggies

3-4 shallots, microwaved or steamed

6 small beets, various colors

6 small turnips, various colors

6 small potatoes, various colors

6 medium radishes, various colors

1-2 small sweet potatoes, various colors or 1 large juicing carrot, any color


Plant-Based Béchamel

Full ¼ cup white whole wheat flour or a whole grain gluten-free flour