Tested till perfect Apple and Sour Cherry Pie

Apple and Sour Cherry Pie

Cushing uses this unusual “no hands” method of making a kind of rough puff pastry, which works very well.

By Christine Cushing

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2002

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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupcold butter, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcake-and-pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupIce water
  • 1 1egg whiteegg whites
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar

Filling:

  • 6 cups 6cupsthinly sliced quartered cored peeled applesapples
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupdried sour cherrydried sour cherries
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsplemon juice
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcornstarch
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbrandy
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcinnamon
  • 1 pinch 1pinchground allspice
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Preparation

In bowl and using fork, toss together all-purpose flour, butter, cake-and-pastry flour and salt. Slowly add water, tossing until absorbed and mixture is messy. Turn out onto lightly floured surface.

Using rolling pin, roll out mixture to rough and crumbly shape. With pastry scraper or metal spatula, scrape dough back into rough mound. Repeat rolling and scraping dough into mound 2 or 3 more times until dough holds together. Roll out into about 9- x 6-inch (23 x 15 cm) rectangle. With scraper, fold one-third over, then second third to make 3 layers; roll. Repeat folding and rolling 3 times. Fold again. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 45 minutes or until chilled.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 17- x 13-inch (43 x 33 cm) rectangle.

Filling: In large bowl, toss together apples, sugar, cherries, lemon juice, cornstarch, brandy, cinnamon and allspice. Spoon lengthwise along centre third of pastry to within 2 inches (5 cm) of short sides; fold long sides over filling. Pinch to seal seam; pinch ends. Tuck ends under; pinch ends again.

With spatulas, transfer, seam side down, to large parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Cut 5 diagonal slashes in top. Brush with egg white; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden and filling is tender.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 409 pro 4g total fat 18g sat. fat 11g
carb 60g fibre 4g chol 47mg sodium 258mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 12% 12
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