How to Make a No Dish Pie with Shortcrust Pastry


Using Jus-Rol™ Frozen ready rolled Shortcrust Pastry Sheets – which come in two discs – it is possible to make a quick pie without using a pie dish or tin.

    1. Unroll one pastry disc and lay on a piece of baking paper, pile your chosen filling on to the pastry leaving a border all round.
    2. Brush border with water or beaten egg.
    3. Unroll second sheet of pastry and leave on its blue film, with a sharp knife cut a cross in the middle of the sheet.
    4. Then cut a second cross at the same place but at right angles to the first so that you end up with eight points in the middle.
    5. Carefully lift up the pastry, still on the film and lay it over the base pastry plus filling.
    6. Discard film and press edges firmly together all round.
    7. Knock up edges to form a good seal by gently tapping the blade of a sharp knife held horizontally against the two layers of pastry rim.
    8. For the flute, make cuts in the rim, radiating out to the edge at approx. 2.5 cm/1″ intervals all round.
    9. Brush edge with water and start to flute by lifting up one of the cut corners and pressing over towards the filling.
    10. Continue doing this with every second corner to achieve a ‘sunburst’ edge.
    11. Brush pie top with water and then fold back every other centre point made by cutting the crosses in the top pastry sheet.
    12. This will then allow the filling to show through.
    13. Finally, lightly dredge the pie top with caster sugar, slide the pie on it’s paper onto a baking sheet and bake as in the recipes.