Free Healthy Recipe - Sour cherry and macadamia spelt pastry pie

Seriously if you haven't tried macadamia butter in pastry and biscuits you are in for a treat. Not only does its slightly sweet flavour mean you have to use less butter, but it's SO much better for you than butter. Comprising mainly of monounsaturated fat, here's a pie where the pastry is good for your heart.



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Ingredients
For the pastry:
1½ cups plain white spelt flour
1 tbsp sugar, raw
½ cup macadamia nut, butter
2 tbsp water, ice cold
For the filling:
900 grams cherries, sour, defrosted and juice reserved
½ cup sugar, raw caster
3 tbsp almonds, meal
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk cow's - reduced and low fat

Method

Place flour, sugar and macadamia butter in the food processor with the dough blade fitted. Process until the mixture resembles a breadcrumb consistency.†

Slowly add enough cold water with the motor running and process until the dogh clumps together.

Remove the dough from the food processor and lightly knead into a ball. Transfer to a plastic bag and place in the fridge for 25 minutes.

Gently heat the reserved cherry juice in a pan with the sugar and almond meal. Simmer until the juice thickens and reduces by about a half.

Preheat the oven to 180į C.

Roll out 2/3 of the pastry to fit the base and sides of a 22 cm pie dish.

Lightly grease the pie dish then line the dish with the pastry. Trim the edges then cover with a piece of foil and fill with dried beans to weight it down.†

Place the pie case in the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Roll out remaining pastry. Fill the pastry case with the cherry filling.

Cut strips of pastry and lay across the pie in a lattice pattern.

Brush with milk and bake on a baking tray for 20 to 25 minutes until golden.

Makes 6 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 55 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
Ready in: 100 mins


Suitable for:
Dessert
See also:
Spelt Pastry
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1582 kj
Calories 378 kcal
Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrate 49 g
Total Protein 7 g
Fibre 4 g


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