Pear and Cinnamon Flat Pie

This summer, I have been loving baking with fruit. It's amazing how much flavour and texture they add to desserts, without having to do anything to them at all! This was the first time I baked a pear pie and I have to admit, it has made it to my top 10 favourite pies! 



Ingredients:

  1. 2 pears, thinly sliced
  2. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  3. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 1 3/4 c flour
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 3/4 c cold unsalted butter, cubed
  7. 4 tbsp ice cold water




Method:
  1. In a bowl, add the sliced pears, lemon juice and cinnamon and let it sit for about 20 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, sieve the flour and salt, and add to a bowl.
  3. Add in the cubes of butter and mix till the mixture looks crumbly. There should be some pea sized pieces of butter in the mixture. This results in a flakier pastry. 
  4. Add in the ice cold water, just enough, so the dough comes together. Do not knead. 
  5. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least an hour in the fridge. 
  6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 1/4" thick rectangle. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Place the sliced pears, slightly overlapping each other, leaving a 1" border around the edge. 
  9. Fold the edges over and seal with a fork. 
  10. Brush with egg wash (optional).
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. 

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