This yummy pie is one of our discoveries in kitchen. Last night, I was preparing the ingredients for a usual carrot cake when my dear husband raised an idea. He opened the refrigerator and showed me the leftovers of fruit; a few strawberries, one kiwi, three bananas, and one pomegranate. Then he suggested “why don’t we try something new this time?”.
We wanted to make something more fresh with these fruits. So this pie comes out. My husband prepared its dough and I prepared its cream. But as we knew that we wouldn’t agree on garnishing, we made two pies. One of them is garnished by me, the other by him (But the measurements are for one). It’s so easy to make it, the only problem is that you should wait for some time to chill it. You should be patient enough and pull yourself together after you put it in the refrigerator.
This is my version. You can see how much I love fruit.
For its dough:
• 1 1/3 cup flour
• 100gr butter (1 stick)
• 2 tbsp castor sugar
• 1 egg
• ½ carbonate
For its cream:
• 250gr milk (1 cup )
• 75 gr (¼ cup) castor sugar
• 70 gr flour
• 1 dessert spoon starch
• 3 egg yolks
• 200gr mascarpone cheese (labne cheese for Turkey)
• A few strawberries
• 1 kiwi
• 1 banana
• 1 pomegrenate
• Grated coconut, chocolate chips
Tip: Take all the ingredients out of refrigerator at least half an hour before making the pie.
First we’ll knead the dough, so mix all the ingredients of dough in a bowl and knead it well. It should’t be sticky anymore. Then wait it in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 C (350F)
Then oil the pie mold and spread the dough on it with your hands. After it covers the bottom of the mold, gently insert a fork into the dough randomly. Bake it for 25 minutes. Then take it out and let it cool.
While the pie dough is cooking in oven, you can prepare the cream. Put all the ingredients ezcept mascarpone cheese in a pot. Mix them well. Put it on medium heat and stir it continually. When it gets as thick as pudding, take it from heat and add mascarpone cheese in it. (We also add mashed banana at this point, but if you don’t want it to have too much banana flavor in it, skip this banana part). mix the cream with a mixer until smooth. And let it cool.
When both cream and dough get cool enough, it’s time for the last step before the most enjoyable part. Spread all the cream on the dough. The cream should cover it completely. Put the pie in refrigerator and wait it at least for 4 hours. The more it waits, the more yummy it becomes. That’s why, we prefer doing it at night. Then it’s ready the following day.
If you chill it enough, you can start the most enyoyable part: Garnishing. This part is totally up to you. Use the garnishing ingredients (or you can use different fruits) and free your hands and mind.
This one is my husband’s version. He added some mashed banana in its cream. And you see how impatient he is. He couldn’t wait until today and ate a slice of it last night. But he is so creative that he fills the place of eaten slice with grated coconut and says that this is the hair of his pie man.