Red Currant Cherry Almond Pie

Author: Canadian Living

Juicy red currants have a perky berry flavour that is often used only for jellies. Can you believe that some people find the seeds too crunchy for a pie? Slivered almonds provide perfect camouflage, making this a must-try recipe for fruit pie fans.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2004

Ingredients

  • Flaky Pastry Recipe
Filling:
  • 3/4 cups blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups fresh or thawed red currants
  • 1 cup pitted tart cherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Glaze:
  • 2 teaspoons 10% cream
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Method

Flaky Pastry

On generously floured surface, roll out 1 of the pastry discs to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Roll around rolling pin; unroll over 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate, gently pressing in dough to fit. Trim to 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang.

Roll out remaining pastry to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness for top shell; transfer to rimless baking sheet. Refrigerate pastry and pie shell until firm, 1 hour.

Filling: Scatter almonds over pie shell. In bowl, whisk sugar with flour; toss with currants, cherries and almond extract until coated. Pour into pie shell. Dot with butter.

Brush pastry on rim of pie shell with water; fit pastry top over filling. Trim, leaving 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang; fold overhang under pastry rim. Seal and flute edge.

Glaze: Brush cream over pastry; sprinkle with sugar. Cut 4 steam vents in centre. Bake in bottom third of 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C); bake until golden and filling is bubbly, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover and set aside at room temperature for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 287 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 600.0
  • Total fat 28 g
  • Cholesterol 69 mg
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Total carbohydrate 83 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 23.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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