Aussie gramma pie

    2 hours 5 min

    This is a sweet pie, made in Australia's country kitchens, with a gramma. A gramma is a pear shape, stretched, and is of the pumpkin family. It is served with fresh cream, ice cream or custard.

    New South Wales, Australia
    19 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg gramma, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
    • 67g caster sugar
    • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
    • 1 tablespoon sultanas
    • 1 teaspoon golden syrup
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1 (20cm) sweet pie pastry base and a lid

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:45min proofing  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Place the gramma in a saucepan with a little water and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Drain and let cool, then press lightly into a sieve to extract as much of the liquid as possible.
    2. Place the gramma into a bowl, add sugar, the juice and rind of the lemon. Add sultanas, golden syrup and mixed spice. Refrigerate until pie base is made.
    3. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    4. Fill the pastry lined pie plate with the gramma mixture, wet the edges then place the top pastry on. Trim excess and press edges with a fork to seal. Brush with milk and sprinkle a with a little extra sugar
    5. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until golden and filling is cooked through.

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