The word “kitchen” conjures images of delicious food and the aroma from that food wafting throughout the house. It wouldn’t be unusual to walk into someone’s kitchen and find a pie sitting on the counter. It would be a little unusual, though, to use that pie as a decoration! It’ll never last! You’d have to make a new pie decoration everyday because others would line up to devour it. There is a pie you can make that, although it isn’t edible, it smells great and makes an adorable kitchen décor piece. It looks so real, in fact, that you’ll have to warn other members of the family not to eat it!
It’s fun and easy to make a potpourri pie for your kitchen or dining room. Use salt dough to make the crust and no one will be able to tell it from a real pie. This pie, though, emits an aromatic scent of your choosing. Since the pie isn’t real you can make it any scent you want, according to the type of potpourri you put inside.
To make the dough itself mix a cup of flour and a cup of salt together in a bowl. Add enough water to stir the mix into a ball. Don’t add so much water that the dough ball becomes sticky, though. Choose the pie pan you want to use for the project. It can be a regular pie pan or a foil type. It can be full-size or much smaller. Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Heat oven to 250 degrees then roll out the pie dough. Roll it out with a rolling pan, as if it were a regular pie crust, and make it about a quarter-inch thick. Drape the crust over the pie tin, press it into the bottom, then trim around the edges. Bake pie crust for about 30 minutes and allow to cool.
Fill the pie crust with chunky potpourri. Although you can use any scent the pie is more convincing if you choose potpourri in a scent you would normally find associated with a pie, such as apple and cinnamon or even strawberry.
Take the remaining pie dough and roll it out to be about a quarter-inch thick. Cut the dough into narrow strips to make lattice work on top of the potpourri. Lay several strips vertically on the pan, and several in a horizontal manner, to make the lattice-look top crust. Dampen the lattice pieces slightly, then press them against the baked pie crust piece, to secure the top crust. Allow the lattice crust to dry for a couple of days.
A potpourri pie isn’t edible but it sure looks and smells great! It’s not unusual to find a pie on a counter in the kitchen so it will blend right in. be prepared to tell visitors they can’t have a slice, though! They’ll definitely be hinting for a piece!