Plum Pie

Submitted by Nobility_Cuisine on Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:11.

Ingredients:

For dough:

5.2 oz (150 g) butter, or margarine
1.5 cup flour
1 tbsp starch
1 egg

For cream:
17.5 fl oz (500 ml) milk
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp starch
2 tbsp sugar

For stuffing:
2 lb nor very soft plum
1 oz (30 g) butter
9 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp brandy

Method:

Wash plums, take out their stones, and cut plums into halves or quarters.

In a deep sauce-pan, stir 1 oz a butter, 9 tbsp a sugar, 2 tbsp a brandy, and add the plum pieces.

Bring to boil on a strong heating, stirring until the sugar dissolves (about 5 minutes).

(Plums should be not soft!)

Let to chill in a syrup, and dry out plums (keep the syrup).

Chop a chilled butter and a flour, and make buttered crumbles.

Add an egg to crumbles, and knead a dough.

Roll the dough to shape a baking dish, and set the dish into a refrigerator for 30 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, make a cream: stir 1/3 cup a milk with 1 tbsp a flour, 1/3 cup a milk with 1 tbsp a starch, and 1/3 cup a milk with 2 tbsp sugar separately.

Bring to almost boil the milk-sugar mix, turn a heating to very low, and add the milk-flour mix by small portions, stirring permanently, and then add the milk-starch mix, stirring permanently.

Boil and stir the cream, until it thickens.

Pre-heat an oven to 430 F (220 C), and place the baking dish from the refrigerator to the oven for 10 minutes (pierce the dough some times).

Take out baking dish from oven, pour the cream into it, and put plum pieces on top, pressing slightly.

Decrease a temperature in oven to 390 F (180 C), and put baking dish on oven for 30 more minutes.

Then, turn the heating off, and let a pie to chill to warm in oven.

Meanwhile, boil the plum syrup to a “soft drop” consistency.

Pour the chilled pie with the syrup, let to sit for about 10-15 minutes, and serve.

Note: One more variation of this pie: cover the baked pie with a meringue layer instead of syrup.

For that, whip 3 egg whites and ½ cup sugar together to a strong foam, pour the foam over chilled pie, and bake for about 15 minutes on the 390 F (180 C) temperature.