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One Crust Fruit Pie

Dessert / Nut Free / Shellfish Free / Low Sodium / Plain Soft Food / Healthy heart recipe / Vegetarian

One Crust Fruit Pie

Serves: 5

Preparation time:

Cooking time: 35minutes

Submitted by: Adapted from a Delia Smith Summer Collection recipe


1 sheet Short crust pastry (see note)
500gms Summer fruit (See note)
70gms Caster sugar
6 tsps Semolina
1 Egg yolk
75mls Yoghurt or cr


To make your own pastry:
1. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl
2. Rub butter into it lightly
3. When the mixture reaches crumb stage, add some water to bring it to a smooth dough that leaves the bowl clean
4. Knead lightly
5. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes

1. Roll out the pastry and cut into squares (We used ready-made pastry sheets and they cut into 6 squares per sheet.)

2. Pre heat the oven to 200c/180 fan assisted oven/400f/gas mark 6

3. Paint an approx 10cm square in the middle of each piece of pastry with the egg yolk and then scatter some semolina lightly over it. This will help to absorb the fruit juice

4. Pile in the fruit, sprinkling it with sugar as you go

5. Turn in the edges of the pastry. It is meant to have a ragged edge. So, do not worry about appearance

6. Brush the pastry surface with the egg white and sprinkle with brown sugar. Place on a baking tray and bake on the top shelf of the oven

7. Bake for approx 35 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve warm or cold

Use any seasonal fruit, e.g. rhubarb, gooseberries, cherries, peaches, apricots, raspberries or plums. You will need to prepare them accordingly (top and tail gooseberries, de-stone cherries etc)

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