Spoonful of Sugar

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Strawberry and Nectarine Pie

We had some slightly shrivelled nectarines that needed using fast, so after a bit of googling I thought I'd try strawberry and nectarine pie.
I remembered seeing a generic fruit tart recipe in Rachel Allen's Home Cooking and as I'm not that great with pies I thought I'd take her advice. Results were good but it was a bit weirdy at the time!

Cream together butter and sugar

Add an egg

Beat another egg separately and then mix half in. At this point I stopped using the recommended dough hook.. I mean.. Dough hook?

Sift and stir in flour, knead briefly and spilt into two discs. Fridge for an hour.

Mix strawberries and nectarines with cornflour and caster sugar

Ignore cleaning up and go and investigate large pile of boxes that lovely postie just delivered

Pop to chippy to get lunch as it just feels like that sort of day

Roll out pastry (HA HA HA HA HA HA... good luck) and line pie plate

Dollop on fruit mix

Cover pie with pastry, seal and glaze with the other half of that egg from earlier. Stick in oven.

Play with new toy for a while

Admire pie
Eat Pie


  1. Ooooo this pie sounds scrumptious! Can't beat packages from the postie, especially the Amazon kind :)


  2. I must admit, strawberry and nectarine sounds a little odd, but, oh my - it looks glorious!

  3. I was unconvinced till I tasted it but WOW. I guess it's not so far removed from peach and raspberry Peach Melba type combo. I'd never normally cook strawberries in a pie either..