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Winter Fruit Pie

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  25 Hours
  Serves 8
Make an easy, seasonal pie out of dried fruits and simple puff pastry.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
3 dried pear halves
1/2 cup dried figs
1/2 cup prunes
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup currants
1/2 cup dried apricots
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup dark rum, whisky or brandy
1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced
1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
11 oz puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
heavy cream, for serving
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DIRECTIONS
Chop the dried fruit and soak in alcohol (the rum, whiskey or brandy) for 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


Place the pear and apple in a medium saucepan and sprinkle with the sugar and allspice. Add the butter and cook over low heat until the fruit is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.


Roll out half of the puff pastry to a thickness of 1/8 inch and use to line the base of a 9-inch pie dish, leaving an overhang of 1 inch. Line with parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper and cover with baking weights, dried beans or rice. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the weights and paper.


Fill the pie with layers of apples and pears and drained dried fruits. Roll out the remaining puff pastry 1/8 inch thick, place over the pie and pinch the pastry edges together. Brush with beaten egg and make a small incision in the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until puffed and golden. Serve warm with cream.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 8
Calories: 476
Fat. Total: 22g
Fiber: 6g
Carbohydrates, Total: 60g
Sodium: 112mg
% Cal. from Fat: 42%
Cholesterol: 42mg
Protein: 5g
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