Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fruity Pie


This delightful multi-fruits pie is adapted from a blueberry pie adapted from"The All-American Dessert" by Nancy Baggett. I especially like the crust, which uses sour cream.




For the crust:
8 tbsp cold unsalted butter
1/4 cup solid shortening (I omitted this for my crust)
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup sour cream
2-4 tbsp ice water

Mix the flour, sugar & salt in a food processor. Sprinkle the butter & shortening, process till crumb-like texture is achieved. Mix in lemon juice, sour cream and ice water, and knead to form a dough. Roll out 1/2 of the dough and press the dough on the base & sides of a pie dish. Reserve the remaining portion for the lattice top.



For the filling:
- a handful of blueberries
- a handful of green grapes
- 2 plums
- 1 orange

- 1 1/4 cup sugar (or according to individual preference for sweetness)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 5 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp lemon juice

In a saucepan over small fire, mix the sugar, cinnamon, butter & fruits. Add the cornstarch to thicken the filling once the juices from the fruits has started to ooze out.

Pour the filling over the crust that has been pressed in the pie dish. Use the remaining dough to roll out into a round as large as the top of the pie dish. Cut into strips and lay on top of the pie filling to make a lattice design. If there is some bits of dough left, it can be rolled & cut out into desired shapes to decorate the border. Brush the pastry crust with egg wash & bake.

Dust with icing sugar once the pie has been baked & cooled. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Cheers,

petite nyonya

31 comments:

  1. wow!! your pie is filled with a lot of fresh food! Good for our health instead of using canned pie filling. Good job!

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  2. well done fruits pie, you are a great baker.

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  3. This looks so tempting and mouth watering!

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  4. WOW..I like this one with so many fruits in it...makes me drooling :D

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  5. very nice!! This cake is very popular over here either, sometimes people dont make the fence on top, and they add a light gelatine, so the fruit look so much tempting! :)

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  6. amazing! Love the cris cross lines as well as the fruity fillings. What a nice dessert.

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  7. This sounds great!! I love pie...always have. But, I've never thought of putting oranges in a pie...YUM!

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  8. Wow, that pie is fabulous! What a great filling!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. I love all the different kinds of fruit you used in your pie - it looks SO good and perfect for summer :)

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  10. Your pie looks beuatiful, I'm sure it tasted amazing!

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  11. Nice weaving with your pie! You used a ton of great fruit that I love. Gosh I am so curious to taste this pie!!!!! Great job!

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  12. Your pie looks stunning!

    I bet it tasted fab!
    So lovely,.....MMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...!!!!

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  13. wow, that's a lot of fruits! Looks and sounds yum!

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  14. You did a gorgeous job on the lattice!

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  15. Hi Everyone, thank you very much for your comments. The mixed fruits came about because I have leftovers of those fruits sitting in my refrigerator (except for the blueberries) :D.

    Heavenly Housewife, the lattice is surprisingly easy, as the instruction in the book was very clear :D

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  16. GREAT adaptation!!! I think I like your version better with this bountyful of fruit! Delicious! Nice lattice-work as well :)

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  19. That is a gorgeous looking pie. I'll wager it tastes every bit as good as it looks.

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  20. That bowl of fruit looks so good, the pies look awesome :)

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  21. lovely fruit pie! just perfect with ice cream! yummy delicious!

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  22. What a fabulous mix of fruit in this pie! :P

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  23. Very nicely done, indeed! Great pairing with ice-cream :)

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  24. Thanks Everyone! The lattice is pretty fun to do and the multi-fruit version does bring out a mixed of fruity flavors.

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  25. Everybody around seems to be making cakes or pastry at the moment...! Looks very yummy and refreshing though - it's summer here, and I'm always drooling looking at pictures of fresh fruits or cool drinks:)

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  26. mmm....pie. Looks amazing and impressed by your lattice ability.

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  27. Beautiful pie! The filling looks so luscious!

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  28. *Cooking-Gallery*, *Jeff*, & *Jamie*, thank you so much for your comments. Happy blogging, baking & cooking! :D

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  29. *a world in a pan*, thank you for your compliments :)

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