Mulberry and Apple Pie – Thermomix Version
I have had my Thermomix for around 4 years now and I am ashamed to say, I have never made pastry in it. Well I am shocked at how easy it is to make pastry and how unbelievably beautiful and light it is. This is the only way I will make pastry from now on….
We have a pathetic mulberry tree in our back yard and the other day the kids were out there getting mulberries of it and they somehow managed to get about 2 cups of mulberries, amazing considering how small it is, but still not enough for a decent pie. My husband suggested apples. So I did a bit of googling and found this girls website www.christinamarsigliese.com. What I loved about Christina’s version was that there was no stewing etc of the fruit, it looked interesting but more importantly, easy. So I combined her filling with the Thermomix pastry and WOW. A very easy and very beautiful mulberry/apple pie.
500 g pink lady apples (about 4-5) peeled, cored, sliced thinly and cut again maybe into around 3 pieces depending on personal preference
250 g mulberries (about 2 cups)
100g granulated sugar
20g corn flour
15g plain flour
1/4 tsp cinnaman
1/8 tsp ground clove
200 g plain flour
100 g butter, cubed
50 – 60g iced water.
Place sliced apples and berries (stems on is fine) into a large bowl. In the Thermomix, combine sugar, corn starch, flour and spices and mix on 4-6 for around 3-4 seconds just to combine and mill the sugar a tiny bit, set aside. You will fold this together with the fruit mixture immediately before filling the pie.
For the pastry:
Place flour, butter and salt into TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 6.
Add water and mix a further 5-6 seconds on speed 6 to form a rough dough. Add water as necessary to bind.
Turn mixture onto floured Thermomat or hard surface and knead lightly. If you have added a bit too much water just add some flour on your hands to knead, this should stop the stickiness.
Keep in fridge in flat disc before use in recipes of choice.
Then roll out dough to fit your pie dish (just a normal size) in a pie dish. You want to have enough pastry left over to put on the top. Fill pie with fruit and top with pastry lid. If you have any pastry left over, decorate as you wish. I have some cute little flower shapes that I cut and put on top (you can see in the picture). You should be able to buy some from a kitchen shop.
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