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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seasonal Apple & Pear Pie // No Food Waste

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Hello everybody! It’s been quite a while since I last shared a recipe, so I thought I would. Also I super promised you on Instagram, so I better. My neighbours have this huge pear tree so they are always giving away fresh pears. I wanted to do something nice with them so they did not go to waste. What makes this recipe even better is that the apples I used are from my grandmother’s garden, so everything is as organic and local as it can possibly be! When you’re making this look for similar options around you, and substitute for whatever fruits that are in season near you. Let’s get into the recipe!

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The pie crust:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 50g vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 6-10 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt

The filling:

  • 3 pears
  • 5 apples
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon

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Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius. Start by making the pie dough by cutting the vegan butter into cubes and placing it in the fridge for a while. Afterwards, find your dry ingredients and mix them with the butter. It’ll become flaky and sandy and when that happens add one tablespoon of water at a time. Knead the dough and roll it out with a rolling pan until it covers your pie tray. Remember to grease the inside of the pie tray before applying your dough. Bake the empty pie crust 8-12 minutes or until barely golden brown. Take it out of the oven to cool, and prepare your filling.

Cut the fruit into cubes and toss them in a bowl with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. When the cubes are efficiently covered pour them into your half-baked pie crust. Optional: cover the fruit with designs using left-over dough. It’s a neat way of avoiding food waste. Bake in the oven, still 180 degrees celsius, for an additional 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.

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