This is my dog, Roxy. Isn’t she adorable??? She turned 14 yesterday and I felt that this milestone called for a celebratory dinner. When Roxy was a pup, I would make her and her sister, Cinnamon, a birthday pie to share. Sadly, Cinnamon passed away this past Christmas. It made me appreciate the fact that Roxy is still here and that she is pushing the age limits of a dog. To celebrate 14 years of Roxy’s companionship, I resurrected the dog pie.
The dog pie is super easy to make and it consists of ingredients that you probably have sitting around your panty.
1 1/2 cups flour + extra for rolling
3/4 cup ground rolled oats (food processor)
2 Tbsp margarine, melted
3/4 cups warm water
2 Tbsp chicken base/chicken bouillon
1 can wet dog food
1 Tbsp milk
Preheat your oven to 325 F. Put the oatmeal in the food processor and process until it is ground up to a rough powder consistency. Combine oatmeal with flour and melted margarine and set aside. Combine the warm water with the chicken base and dissolve. Pour this mixture into your oatmeal mixture and stir until it forms a nice ball. Flour your work surface and knead the dough until everything is fully combined.
Cut the dough in half. Roll out one half into a 10 inch diameter circle, 1/4 inch thick. Place it into the pie tin, press it in, and cut off the excess from the edges. Use the rest of the dough to make dog treats!
Some of these treats can be used to garnish your pie, as seen the picture above. Again, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use your cookie cutter of choice to make fun shapes. I used a cat cookie cutter, since Roxy loves cats! Next, beat the egg and milk together. Brush this mixture over the pie crust and the treats to give them a nice glazed look.
Put in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven. Once the pie crust is cool, take your dog’s favorite canned food and use it as pie filling.
Top with treats and let your pooch devour it. Save the extra in an air tight container. They should last about 4-5 days.