Follow Me on Pinterest Pin It

Blueberry ,Plum and Peach Leaves Pie

These few days I'm in the mood to bake pie and tarts..Furthermore ,fruits and berries are relatively cheap in summer.Yesterday,I shop at Shop and Stop supermarket,bought 2 punnets of blueberries for $3.00.Cheap ,right?.I don't buy fruits at regular franchise supermarket,the price are quite expensive unless they have weekly sale..Well usually I shop fruits at our local Farm Market in the town.Mostly all the fresh peach,plum nectarine,pear,grape and etc are $0.99 /lb!..I know I still have some fresh fruit in the fridge,but I can't resist not to buy the beautiful fresh fruits once I see it.What should I do with all the fruits I bought last week and the week before?.How about baking some pie?.That right!.


Ingredients :


For Dough:


2 cups flour


1/2 tsp salt


1/2 cup cold butter cut in pieces(1 stick)


3 tbsp cold shortening


5-6 tbsp cold water


1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water for glazing



For Filling:


3 cups pitted and sliced fresh peaches


2 cups fresh blueberries


1 cup pitted and sliced black plum


1/2 cup sugar


1/4 cup corn flour


1 tsp cinnamon powder


1 tbsp fresh lemon


1 tsp vanilla


2 tbsp butter,cut into pea size pieces






Method:


1:For the crust,sift the flour and salt into a bowl.Add the butter and shortening and cut in with pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.Then add in enough water to bind the dough.


2:Gather into 2 balls,one slightly laregr than the other.Wrap in clear plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


3:On a lightly floured surface,roll out the larger dough ball about 1/8 inch think.Transfer to a p inch pan and trim the edge.Refrigerate.


4:Preheat oven at 4250F.


5:Roll out the remaining dough 1/4 inch think.Use a leaves cutter to cut out all the dough.Mark veins with a knife.Brush the bottom of the pie shell with egg glaze.


6:In a mixing bowl,combine all the filling ingredients,mix well.Spoon the fruit mixture into the pie shell.Dot with pieces of butter or margarine.


7:To assemble,start from the outside edge and cover the filling with a ring of leaves.Place a second ring above,starrering the position.Continue with rows of leaves until covered.Place a ball on the center.Brush with glaze.


8:Bake for 10 minutes.Lower the heat to 350F and continue to bake for 35-40 minutes more.


I used my fondant and gum paste cutter to cut the leaves shape.
I need an expert advise for my filling..I found out that the filling is too watery or liquid.I guess the fresh fruit contain alots of water retention.Maybe I should cook the fruit first ???Anyone?.This is my first time baking fruit pie with cover leaves.I like this leaves shape.How about you?.
Any suggestion for improvement is welcome.I have never said die attitude!!.I'm going to experiment more fruit pie before the summer is over!.Come back for more pies!!

Check here for my last week baking-Fruit Tarts


Share/Bookmark

9 comments:

ICook4Fun said...
July 11, 2008 at 7:25 AM

That is one beautiful pie Lesley!!! You really 'yau sam kei' to do all the little leaves. I tried doing it once but I put the leaves only at the edge but it collapsed while baking :( As for the watery filling you already added some cornstarch to it so it should help thickening the fillings. Sometime I do cook the filling of my apple pie first before using it. I am not sure about other fruits.

Little Corner of Mine said...
July 11, 2008 at 3:06 PM

WOW! I'm speechless! This pie is so pretty, well done L!

Big Boys Oven said...
July 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM

walio! this is so pretty and lovey pie sis! you can ready bake such beautiful ones!

Beachlover said...
July 12, 2008 at 11:02 PM

icook4fun:
Thanks you:))
I still think the fresh fruit make the filling so wet.I rebake the pie after cut again at low heat .

LCOM:
Thank you:P

BBO:
aiyoo...just learning master:)thank you anyway:P

Ling's Passion said...
July 14, 2008 at 7:07 AM

This pie is just too pretty to eat!

Beachlover said...
July 14, 2008 at 10:43 PM

ling passion:
Thank you:))you're kind

Sophie said...
July 25, 2008 at 1:09 PM

We'd like to invite you to participate in our July berry recipe contest. All competitors will be placed on our blogroll, and the winner will receive a fun prize! Please email me, sophiekiblogger@gmail.com, if you're interested. Feel free to check out our blog for more details: http://blog.keyingredient.com/2008/06/06/key-ingredient-cooks-kitchen-recipe-contest/

Thanks :),
Sophie
KI Chief Blogger

Bren@Flanboyant Eats said...
July 29, 2008 at 8:51 PM

this is soo beautiful! good for you! i love the look.

any more?

Post a Comment

About the Author:

Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.