I tried another attempt with the Focaccia col Formaggio di Recco that I posted about at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13104.0.html
but used different fruits and some walnuts this time. I had leftover dough and had put it into the refrigerator to see if it could be used after cold fermenting for one day. The one-day cold fermented dough did almost behave like the other pie I made. After dividing the dough into two pieces and rolling a little, the dough was easy to stretch very thin.
I used fresh apples, fresh blueberries, dates, raisins, toasted ground walnuts, lemon (to keep the apples from browning) and the same cheese I used in my last attempt to fill the two layers of this pie. I had put the fruit on the stove with a little water and after it came to a slow boil, I added cornstarch to thicken the mixture. When this pie was almost finished baking I sprinkled some more roasted English walnuts on the top of the pie.
What interested me about this dough that didn’t have any yeast added is after the dough cold fermented for one day, there seemed to be some yeast in the dough from the way the pie baked. It can be seen on the top of the pie, while it was baking there are tiny bubbles in the top crust. Even when I started to roll these two doughs, there seemed to be small bubbles in the dough.
I am going to try this dough again tomorrow, but make the dough fresh again and then put some kinds of lunch meats, pepperoni, cheese, maybe some fresh pesto, and other ingredients in the pie. Does anyone have other ideas to fill the pie? This was good again, but I think I like the fresh dough approach because it only took a short while to make and only an hour to sit at room temperature before starting to roll. I wouldn’t use blueberries in this kind of pie again, although they did taste good, because it can be seen on the bottom of the pie, how the blueberries almost bled though the crust.
I am really liking this kind of pie and see many possibilities to make this with many fillings. I might even offer it at market, if I can get some more good results.