Recipe

Quince and rhubarb pie

  • 3 hrs cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Quince and rhubarb pie
  • 2 cup (500ml) water
  • 2 cup (440g) caster sugar
  • 4 (1.2kg) quinces, peeled, quartered
  • 2 strips lemon rind
  • 500 gram rhubarb, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (55g) icing sugar
  • 100 gram cold butter, chopped
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tablespoon iced water
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • thickened cream, to serve

Method

Quince and rhubarb pie
  • 1
    Stir the water and sugar in medium saucepan over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Add quince and rind; bring to the boil. Reduce heat, then simmer with the lid on for about 2 hours, or until quinces are tender and a rosy colour. Add rhubarb and cook 5 minutes or until rhubarb softens. Add juice to taste, to reduce sweetness. Cool quince and rhubarb in the syrup.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, process flour, icing sugar and butter until crumbly. Add egg yolk and iced water, process until ingredients just come together. Knead gently on a floured surface until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease 23cm pie dish.
  • 4
    Drain fruit mixture, reserving 1/3 cup of the syrup. Spoon fruit mixture and reserved syrup into dish.
  • 5
    Roll out pastry until large enough to cover pie. Using a 1cm cutter, cut out rounds from pastry, reserving rounds. Place pastry over filling, trim edge with a knife. Place rounds on pastry, brush a little of the lightly beaten egg white over pastry; sprinkle with raw sugar. Place pie on an oven tray.
  • 6
    Bake for about 30 minutes or until well browned. (Cover the edges of the pastry with foil after 20 minutes to prevent over-browning.) Stand 10 minutes before serving with thickened cream.

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