6 Jan 2014

Plum and pear pie

Happy New Year!
May it be full of joy, wearing an apron or a party dress.
May it fulfil your dreams of richness and creaminess 

May it bring lots of fantastic sights to remember and record through the camera lens.
How were your holidays?
Mine were: 
- for foodies: I made my family discover lots of British dishes and we filled our bellies with large spoonfuls of cheesecake, beef and ale stew, chicken pie, fish and chips, etc
- a bit tiring: I've heard that when you become a parent, your inner "super-self" that doesn't need to sleep more than a few hours a night takes over to enable you to cope with the lack of sleep. Well, let me tell you that this doesn't happen when you become an auntie. 7.30am still feels like the middle of the night to me!

- full of a child's laughter and smiles and great family moments.

In a nut shell, I had great holidays!

old style pear and plum pie recipe

Plum and pear pie

Plums and pears bring just the right combination of sweetness and tanginess to this pie, making it just a bit more exciting than an apple pie.
Super easy to make, the lattice pattern on the top of the pie gives it this traditional and homey look.

2 sheets of sweet shortcrust pastry (I'm not going to give you the recipe for my wholemeal shortcrust pastry yet because I'm not completely happy with it. but a good quality shortcrust pastry from the supermarket will do)
2 pears
5 or 6 plums
3 or 4 tbsp of sugar
20g butter

Make the pear and plum pie:

Preheat the oven at 180deg C.

1. Line a pie dish with 1 sheet of pastry

2. Peel, stone and cut the fruits in large thumb-sized pieces

3. In a pan, gently cook the fruits with the sugar and butter, mixing gently and not to often, for 10 min, until the fruits are cooked but not mashed. Leave to cool.

4. Spread the fruits and their juices on the pastry case. With the other pastry, make a lattice pattern as shown here.

5. Lightly brush the top pastry with milk and bake in the oven for 30 min until golden. Serve warm with cream or custard.

easy recipe pear and plum pie

easy recipe plum and pear pie

plum and pear pie easy recipe

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