CUSTARD PEAR PIE:
What you need:
- 150g Flour
- 25g Icing sugar
- 100g Butter
- 1 egg - beaten
What else you need:
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 tbsp honey
- 300 ml cream ( i use regular cream but you can use double cream for a richer custard)
- 3 really soft, ripe pears (or you could use apples or tinned peaches, even berries would work well)
- ground nutmeg (optional)
What you do:
- Mixing bowl
- Pie mold or cake pan with removable bottom
Mix the flour and icing sugar in a bowl. Add the butter and rub it in. Once mixed in add about half of the beaten egg and mix until thoroughly combined.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and lightly butter a round pie tin with a removable bottom so the pastry wont stick.
Flatten slightly and wrap in cling-film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill. When ready to use roll it out between 2 sheets of lightly floured baking parchment until its big enough to comfortably fill your tin up the sides.
Carefully remove the top sheet of parchment and place the pastry into your tin, parchment side up and gently press into the sides. Clean up the edges and make sure they're not too high. Poke the bottom with a fork and then blind bake the pastry in the oven for 10 minutes until the pastry feels dry.
Mix the leftover egg from earlier with a tablespoon of water and glaze the pastry with it before putting it back inside the oven for another 5 minutes.
For the custard, whisk the egg yolks with the honey and then add the cream and whisk until completely mixed in. It should be runny since it will set in the oven.
Gently pour the custard into the pastry and then place the pears on top . I like to place the tin on a tray in case the custard spills out.
Use any leftover egg glaze from before on the pears as they tend to dry out and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until it has a light golden brown color and the custard is set (it'll still be a tiny bit wobbly but it won't be liquid)
Once out of the oven sprinkle some nutmeg over the top if you are using. this is completely optional but it compliments the flavor of the pears well.
Cut it up and eat it once it has cooled down.