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Honey Glazed Pear & Plum Pie with Juniper berries

Yield 1 pie

Ingredients

250g butter

400g wheat flour

4 tbsp water

20 plums

2 pears

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp sugar

1 dl

1 tsp cinnamon

4 juniper berries

1 dl port (optional - apple juice works too)

0,5 tsp salt

1 egg

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp pearl sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  2. Mix dices of cold butter and flour in a food processor and blend until a grainy consistency. 
  3. Add ice cold water until it starts to stick. 
  4. Press it together to flat disc and cling wrap it. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll it out to about a cm thick and place it in a pie mold (about 20 - 23 cm).
  6. Save some for the decoration. 
  7. Prick the crust with a fork and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. 
  1. Make the filling by adding whole plums and roughly diced pears to a warm frying pan with butter and sugar.
  2. Add cinnamon, salt and slightly crushed juniper berries- to release the flavor. 
  3. Let caramalize and drizzle over a nice amount of port and let simmer to half. 
  4. Remove the juniper berries and add the filling to the pie crust.
  5. Add the desired amount of decoration on top. Be creative!
  6. Beat the egg with a splash of water and honey- and brush the pie crust with it. Sprinkle pearl sugar on top and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden. 

Recipe by My Nordic Kitchen at https://www.mynordickitchen.no/pear-and-plum-pie/