Forest fruits pie
Summertime calls for sweet & refreshing forest fruits. That’s why I’m making a creamy pie with forest fruits. I find blueberries & raspberries make a lovely couple, and they’re also very healthy.
This is what I found on Wikipedia when searching the health benefits of these fruits.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, other pigments and various phytochemicals, which are under preliminary research for their potential role in reducing risks of diseases such as inflammation and cancer.
Raspberries are a rich source of vitamin C, with ~ 32 mg per serving of 1 cup (about 54% daily value), manganese (about 41% daily value) and dietary fiber (about 32% daily value). B vitamins 1–3, folic acid, magnesium, copper, and iron are present in raspberries.
So, healthy & awesome tasting berries they are!
This pie is still a guilty pleasure, but you’re using fresh summer fruits, so that compensates, right? (I’m so guilty haha)
I wan to keep it light (no heavy bricks please!) 😉 .. So I’ve chosen to work with puff pastry. You could make puff pastry at home, but when you’re in a hurry and you’re craving for some sweetness.. make you’re life easier, go ahead and buy a ready made puff pastry.
This recipe for Forest fruit pie will serve 4 up to 6 people.
List of ingredients:
– one ready made puff pastry
– one egg yolk
– about 200 grams of raspberries
– 100 grams of blueberries
– 500 ml full cream
– about 20 grams of vanilla sugar
Preheat your oven at 200°C (hot air circulation). Roll out the puff pastry while waiting for the oven to heat up. Wash the berries. Whip up the cream with the vanilla sugar until soft peaks start to form.
Take an oven tray and cover it with a baking paper. Place the puff pastry on top of the paper. Carefully fold over the edges of the round shaped dough, to create a large square. Use a fork to make some air holes in the dough and decorate the edges. Brush the edges with egg yolk. Put the pie in the oven for around 10 – 15 minutes. Or until the dough has a golden appearance.
Carefully remove the pie from the baking tray onto a cold surface. Let the pie rest for a few minutes.. If the pie bottom looks puffed up, just give it some punctures with your fork to release the air. Dollop the whipped cream onto the pie. If you have left over cream, you could enjoy it with your coffee perhaps.
Cover with a delightful amount of fresh forest fruits. & that’s done! :p ENJOY!
Hope you’ll like it!
Feel free to share! & Please comment 🙂
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