How to Make Potpourri Pie

How to Make Potpourri Pie. These "pies" make great hostess gifts and, around the holidays, those little extras you love to give. Each pie costs around a dollar depending on the brand of potpourri you use.

Things You'll Need

  • Ribbons

  • Glue Guns

  • Hot Glue Sticks

  • Potpourri

  • Egg Whites

  • Flour

  • Salt

  • Old Pie Pans (pot Pies)

  • Pastry Brushes

  • Rolling Pins

  • Cutting Wheels

Step 1

Use small pie pans such as potpie tins.

Step 2

Make a dough of 2 c. flour, 1 c. salt and 1 c. water.

Step 3

Roll the dough out to piecrust thickness, or about 1/4 inch thick.

Step 4

Cut six 1/2-inch-wide strips with a knife or cutting wheel.

Step 5

Turn the pie tin upside down and weave dough strips. You'll be creating a shallow dome.

Step 6

Use an over-and-under pattern to weave three strips in one direction and three in the perpendicular direction.

Step 7

Cut one strip long enough to wrap completely around the pan across the strips to anchor them.

Step 8

Press the dough strip ends into this band.

Step 9

Brush with egg white. This will give it a shiny look.

Step 10

Bake at 325 degrees F until it's a nice golden brown.

Step 11

Cool.

Step 12

Pry the crust from the pan gently.

Step 13

Fill the pan with potpourri.

Step 14

Place the fancy lattice crust on top.

Tip

You can tie the crust to the top of the pan with a ribbon, or hot glue around the edge of the crust and pan - the latter will be permanent.