Blackberry and Peach Pie with Polenta Pastry

    2 hours 30 min

    This recipe is worth every minute. I am not sure what is better - the fantastically crunchy polenta pastry or the juicy blackberry and peach filling. The taste is so good, I don't even serve whipping cream with it.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • Pastry
    • 140g softened butter
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 210g plain flour
    • 55g cornmeal (polenta)
    • pinch of salt
    • Filling
    • 1 tablespoon cornmeal (polenta)
    • 250g fresh or frozen blackberries
    • 1 small tin (200g) peaches, sliced
    • 4 tablespoons cane sugar
    • 1 egg yolks
    • 2 tablespoons milk

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:45min chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until foamy. Gradually add the egg yolks.
    2. Mix flour, polenta and salt and into the mixture until everything is well combined. Form two balls: one approximately 2/3 of the dough and the other approximately 1/3 of the dough. Wrap in cling film and place into the fridge for 30 minutes.
    3. Roll the larger ball between two sheets of greaseproof paper to fit a 25cm springform tin, including a 2cm edge. Grease the tin well and line with the pastry. Roll the smaller ball to about 27cm. Place both into the fridge for 15 minutes.
    4. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    5. Remove the greaseproof paper from the larger pastry carefully and lay it into the tin. Lift up the edges. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the tin from the oven and increase the temperature to 200 C / Gas 6.
    6. Drain the peaches and lay them over the pastry case. Spread the blackberries over them. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cane sugar.
    7. Lay the other piece of pastry over the top, carefully removing the greaseproof paper. Beat the egg yolk and milk and brush the pie with it.
    8. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes until the pie is golden brown.

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    The quanities are all wrong to fit and fill a 25cm spring form tin. The spring form I used was a 230cm x 60cms, so I had to double the quanities to make the pastry, 4 x times the peaches and double the blackberries to fill the tin. Rather than sprinkle filling with sugar I made a thickish blackberry sauce with half a teaspoon of cinnamon. It was very annoying and frustrating as this was my first sweet pie.  -  19 Mar 2017


    I'm pretty sure it'll be delicious, but I've nearly lost my mind trying to 'carefully remove the baking paper' from the pastry. Having taken it in and out of the fridge, rolling and re-rolling, tried using a cold knife to pry it off intact, now I'm just about ready to throw the whole thing out the window. Any tips?  -  09 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)