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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Plum Pie in the sun, I spy EVERYONE! – Easy Plum Pie Recipe

"Each Peach Pear Plum", this is a favourite book from my childhood. I bought it to share with Miss 2 and because I still enjoy reading it, she enjoys hearing it. 

It also inspired what I planned to serve for dessert, Plum Pie!

There are a few different things you can do with this idea. I made a large pie, mini pies and even served star shaped shortcrust with dip (the plum filling).

You’ll need:
  • 600g tinned plums
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 sheet shortcrust pastry
  • 1 sweet pie base
  • 1 egg white

Pre-heat your oven, 160 degrees for fan forced, 180 degrees for conventional.
Precook your pie base until it’s just golden and then set it aside. Place your sheet of shortcrust pastry out to defrost on a flat surface.

Make the pie filling:
Strain the juice from the plums straight into a pot.
Remove the plums and cut them into quarters, removing the seeds as you go.
Put the plums aside for now.

Mix together the dry ingredients (sugar, flour and salt) then pour it into the pot of plum juice.
Stir it together over a medium heat until the mixture has thickened.
Remove from the heat, add the plums and vanilla essence and gently mix it all together.

Pour the plum filling into the pie base and be careful not to over fill it.
Cover the top of the pie with the sheet of shortcrust pastry.
Trim the excess pastry by running a knife along the edge.
Use a folk to press around the edge to seal it.
Brush your egg white over the top.
You can use the left over pastry cut-offs to make mini pies or cut out shapes. Do this by needing the pastry together then rolling it out flat.

Pop your pie in the oven on 160 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Be careful when pulling your pie out or this can happen….

I'd LOVE to show you an amazing finished plum pie with a big slice and a dollop of fresh cream on the side… but alas, reality happened and I dropped my ‘masterpiece’ on the kitchen bench.
I wasn't going to put this in but I thought I might give you all a little chuckle and show that these things happen to all of us!

How about some "Green Eggs and Ham"?  see that recipe Here!


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