Friday, November 14, 2008

Nutty Pear Pie

Serves: 6-8


1 1/2 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
1/2 cup self-rising (raising) flour
1 tablespoon icing sugar
5 ounces (150 g) butter
5 ounces (150 g) ground almonds
3/4 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon all spice
6 eggs
2 tablespoons brandy
2 ounces (60 g) butter, melted
2 large pears, peeled, cored and sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup lemon juice

Convection Microwave Method:


1. Sift flours and icing sugar together. Rub in butter and mix in enough water to form a dough.
2. Wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.


1. Mix almonds, raw sugar and all spice together. Beat in eggs, brandy and butter.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
3. Roll pastry out to line an 11 inch (27 cm) removable-base flan tin.
4. Place on Low Rack, cook for 5-6 minutes on LOW MIX/BAKE. Cool slightly.
5. Pour in nut mixture.
6. Toss pear slices in lemon juice. Arrange slices on top of pie in a spiral pattern. Place on pizza tray.
7. Place on Low Rack, cook for 25-30 minutes on LOW MIX/BAKE.
8. Serve hot or cold.

No comments: