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Mace flavored Apricots and Raisins pie

Posted 24/11/2011 By Francois

Mace flavored Apricots and Raisins pie

Production: 6 – Serving
Preparation: 20 Minutes
Rest time: 30 Minutes
Cooking: 60 Minutes

Lovers of dried fruit and dessert will be well pleased with this simple but tasty recipe.
The mix of raisins, apricots and the mace is a real pleasure in the mouth. Add a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a memorable and original desert.

The dried apricot is a product rich in fiber, but often seen as a bit bland. In this pie, slow cooking in a brown sugar syrup, aid develop the full flavor of this great little fruit.

Mace is a spice used primarily in pastry (donuts). This close relative of nutmeg (it grows around the core of the fruit of the nutmeg) mace flavor is similar but less pronounced than nutmeg.

Note: If you do not have a mace you can replace it with a little nutmeg powder (however, reduce the quantity by half)

Mace flavored Apricots and Raisins pie

Ingredients:
Pie crust – [1]
Dried Apricots  – [1 1/2 cup]  (375 ml.)
Dark Dried Raisin – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Brown Sugar – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Mace – [1/2 teaspoon]  (3 ml.)
Water – [1 1/4 cup]  (315 ml.)
Cornstarch  – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
Sliced Almond – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Egg  – [1]
White Sugar – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)

Steps:
1- Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
2- Cut 1/2 cup (125ml) apricots into small slices and mix with raisins.
3- In a saucepan, mix 1 cup (250ml) of water and all the brown sugar.
4- Add the apricots and raisins mixture from step 2.
5- Bring to a boil then add the freshly ground mace (or nutmeg).
6- In a small bowl stir together cornstarch and 1/4 cup (65ml) of water.
7- Pour into saucepan, stirring to mix well.
8- Cook over medium heat for 1 minute then remove from heat and let cool 30 minutes.
9- Halve the remaining 1 cup (250ml) of apricots into large thin slices.
10- Pour the contents of the saucepan into the pie shell.
11- Arrange the slices of apricots in a ring around the edge of the pie. Form a second ring with sliced ​​almonds. Using the last apricot slices to cover the center of the pie.
12- Bake 30 minutes.
13- In a small bowl beat the egg and the white sugar.
14- Pour this mixture over the apricots on the surface of the pie.
15- Return to oven for 15-20 minutes.

Raisins & brown sugar pie (farlouche)

Posted 07/11/2011 By Francois

Raisins & brown sugar pie (farlouche)

Production: 6 – Serving
Preparation: 5 Minutes
Rest time: 30 Minutes
Cooking: 35 Minutes

A classic and economic dessert that our grandparents already enjoyed in their youth.

The farlouche pie (ferlouche in some region) is made of a few simple and easy to find ingredients : raisins, brown sugar (or molasses), a little water and cornstarch. A minimal cooking and we ar ready to pour the mixture into a pie crust to get a wonderful dessert.

The origins of this recipe are difficult to identify and there are many variations on two continents. From the simple molasses pie to the British mince pie, all are related but different.

For our recipe, we use light brown sugar (golden sugar) but you can add molasses or replace it with dark brown sugar to add a touch of bitterness. We also add a touch of nutmeg …. because it is a perfect fit with the raisins and the sugar.

Raisins & brown sugar pie (farlouche)

Ingredients:
Water – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Brown sugar – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Dark Dried Raisin – [1 1/2 cup]  (375 ml.)
Butter – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
Cornstarch  – [1 tablespoon]  (15 ml.)
Pie crust – [2]
Ground Nutmeg – [1/4 teaspoon]  (1 ml.)

Steps:
1- Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).
2- In a saucepan, bring 3/4 cup (180ml) of water, the brown sugar and raisins to a boil.
3- Mix the cornstarch in the remaining water.
4- Add to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
5- Add the butter and stir to distribute it in the mix.
6- Remove from heat and let cool 30 minutes.
7- Pour the filling into a pie shell.
8- Sprinkle the filling with a little freshly grated nutmeg.
9- Cover with the second pie shell.
10- Tightly seal the edges.
11- Cut a small hole in the center of the pie.
12- Bake on lower rack, for 30-35 minutes.

Blueberries Pie

Posted 24/08/2011 By Edith

Blueberries Pie

Production: 6 – Serving
Preparation: 5 Minutes
Cooking: 45 Minutes

Blueberries, source of fiber and vitamin C are the champion in the category of foods rich in antioxidants. In addition to helping prevent cardiovascular disease and certain neurological conditions, this small fruit is the king of taste.

In a pie it is absolutely delicious and makes an excellent dessert, in addition to being easy and quick to prepare.

Taste the local flavor and enjoy. Add a simple vanilla ice cream and you’ll have an absolutely divine dessert.

Ingredients:
Pie crust – [2]
Blueberries – [3 cups]  (750 ml.)
Flour (all purpose) – [3 tablespoons]  (45 ml.)
White Sugar – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
Egg  – [1]

Blueberries pie with ice cream

Steps:
1- Preheat the oven to 350F  (180 C).
2- Measure 3 cups of blueberries in a large bowl.
3- Mix the flour and sugar with the Blueberries.
4- Place in a deep pie crust of about 9 inches (23 cm).
5- Cover the pie of the second of dough.
6- Beat the egg batter and coat the top with a brush.
7- Cut a small hole in the center of the pie to allow steam to escape.
8-  Bake and cook for 45 minutes at 350F  (180C).