Elderberry pie

    Elderberry pie

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    1hr40min


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    About this recipe: This sweet elderberry pie is a perfect way to use elderberries when in season. There's little more to this than elderberries, sugar and pastry - deliciously simple. Use your favourite pastry recipe, or simply buy shop-bought pastry from the supermarket.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 elderberry pie

    • 1 recipe pastry, or 2 sheets shop-bought pastry
    • 575g elderberries
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Line a 23cm (9 in) pie dish with 1 sheet of pastry.
    2. Mix cornflour in a little bit of water and add to berries and sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until desired thickness. Add more cornflour if not thick enough. Add lemon juice.
    3. Pour the elderberry mixture over the pastry in the pie dish. Cover with top sheet of pastry, and cut slits in the pastry for steam to escape. Seal the edges by crimping with your fingers or pressing down with the tines of a fork.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is browned and elderberries are bubbling through the holes in the pastry, approximately 40 minutes. Cool before serving.

    Tip

    It is a good idea to put a tray or foil under the pie as it bakes since it might bubble over.

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