Plum Pie

    Plum Pie

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    2hr20min


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    About this recipe: This fruit pie is a delicious alternative to apple pie. Sweetened plums are baked in a sweetcrust pastry. Enjoy dusted with icing sugar, with whipped cream or ice cream.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • For the Pastry
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 200g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
    • 1 egg
    • For the Filling
    • 2 cupfuls sliced plums, juiced reserved
    • 2 lemons, juiced
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 2 heaped tablespoons cornflour
    • To Decorate
    • icing sugar (optional)

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Mix together flour and baking powder. Add remaining pastry ingredients and work into a pastry dough. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
    2. Grease a round springform cake tin and lightly flour a work surface.
    3. Cut dough in half and roll out one piece. Line the bottom and sides of the tin with pastry dough.
    4. For the filling: Place collected plum juice, lemon juice and cornflour into a small pan. Heat until thickened. Let cool, then drizzle over pastry-lined tin.
    5. Layer plums on top and sprinkle with vanilla sugar.
    6. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    7. Roll out remaining pastry dough and place over the plums.
    8. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour. If desired, dust with icing sugar.

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