Pai Buah [ German Fruit Pie ]

Pai Buah [ German Fruit Pie ]

Pai Buah [ German Fruit Pie ]

I love love love this pie. It tastes as pretty as it looks, plus its easy to make.

Ze Crust

1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter, cut into small dice (non salted)
1/4 cup sugar (I like my crust not too sweet)
1 large egg
1 Tsp vanilla extract

  1.  In a electric mixer bowl, mix butter and sugar until it becomes fluffy.
  2.  Mix egg and vanilla extract into the butter mix.
  3.  Mix in the flour and salt until it`s nicely blend
  4.  Form the dough into a ball shap, cover the bowl and put away for 30minutes
  5.  Shape the dough onto the pie tray, bake on 400F for 5 minutes then reduce the heat to 350F and continue baking for another 15 minutes till it turns golden.  
This mixture will make a nice, sweet smelling and a bit crumbly pie crust.

Ze Pastry Cream Filling

2 cups of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
2 egg yolks + 1 egg white
1/4 cup corn starch
1/3 sugar
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tsp vanilla extract (or any flavour to your liking)

  1.  In a small pan, boil milk and 1/4 cup of sugar
  2.  In a bigger pan, mix in egg yolks, egg, corn starch and 1/3 cup of sugar untill well blended.
  3.  Drizzle the milk mixture, butter and vanilla extract into the egg mixture and boil until it gets thickened and form a custard texture. STIR CONSTANTLY TO AVOID BURNT CREAM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN.
Before filling the pastry cream onto the pie crust, make sure the crust and the cream are completely cooled. Tips: layer the crust with butter (apply with brush) onto the crust before filling with the cream, this will keep the crust from sogging.

The Decor: 
200 gr of Raspberries
200 gr Blueberries
1 Kiwi, Sliced
2 Peaches, Sliced
1 Sachet Jelly Glazing (I used Nutrijell)

I suggest to use fresh and rather sour tasting fruits to counter-balance the sweetness of the custard. With different color of fruits, you can decorate your pie anyway you like and it will turn beautiful no matter what. Drizzle the jelly glazing once you are done decorating, it will keep the fruits in place and make a nice moist-glazed look.

Happy cooking!


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