Deep-Dish Plum and Nectarine Pie

Author: Canadian Living

Two of late summer's finest fruits under a sweet almond pastry make an irresistible dessert. Serve with Devon cream.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2009

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced pitted firm ripe prunes
  • 6 cups sliced pitted firm ripe purple plums
  • 4 cups sliced pitted firm ripe nectarines
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pastry:
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups ground almonds
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter cubed
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons water

Method

Pastry: In bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces. In small bowl, whisk 2 of the egg yolks with water. Drizzle over dry ingredients, stirring briskly with fork and adding up to 1 tbsp (15 mL) more water to form ragged dough. Press into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

In large bowl, toss together plums, nectarines, sugar, flour and cinnamon; spread in 10-inch (25 cm) deep-dish pie plate. Set aside.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to generous 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Brush rim of pie plate with water. Place pastry over filling. Trim to leave 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang; fold overhang under. Flute edge, pressing pastry to plate. Whisk remaining egg yolk with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water; brush some over pastry. Cut steam vents in top.

Bake on parchment paper–lined or foil-lined baking sheet in 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C); bake until golden and filling is bubbly, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 58 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 440.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Potassium 436 mg
  • Cholesterol 97 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 74 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 29.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 17.0
  • Vitamin C 18.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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