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Christmas Cherry Pie



10 piece(s)

Pate Brisee (Short Crust Pastry)

  • 350 grams bakers flour, or All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 30 grams raw sugar, or Whits Sugar
  • 226 grams unsalted butter, Chilled in small cubes
  • 60 - 120 grams ice water
  • 50 grams cream, for glazing

Cherry filling

  • 550 grams fresh cherries, Seed Removed
  • 150 grams raw sugar
  • 30 grams arrowroot flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract, or Bean Paste
  • 25 grams Butter, Cubed
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    Preparation 2h 0min
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Place everything except water into the bowl and mix for 10 sec/speed 6


    2 Add water through the lid and kneed for 20 - 30 sec Dough mode untill dough just holds together.


    Turn Dough out onto Thermomat or something similar and make a ball split it into two balls and flatten them out into dsk shapes. Refridgerate for about an hour either wrapped in plastic or in your mat. 


    4 Pre heat the oven to 205 degrees


    5 Roll out one disk to 30cm and fit into a pie dish crimping the edges - cover with plastic and refridgerate


    6 Roll out second disk and with a 6cm Star cookie cutter cut out 20 shapes - cover and refridgerate until needed.


  2. Filling
  3. 1 Combine everything except butter in a bowl by hand and let it sit for15 minutes then transfer to pie shell.


    Dot mixture with cubes of butter and then lightly brush the edge of the pastry with cream.


    Start placing the stars on the filling working from the outside in making sure the tips of the stars are touching.


    Lightly brush every surface with cream and sprinkle with granulated white sugar


     5 Bake for 15 min at 220 and then reduce to 180 for 25 -35 min. If edges satrt to darken cover with a sheild or foil ring.


    Let it rest for a few hours and serve with cream or ice cream


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I converted this recipe from "Joy of Baking" where she did not blind bake the pie base. I found it got a little soggy so next time i'll blind bake for 10 min at 220 degress before adding filling.


A Tm31 is fine to use as is a Tm21 - 

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  • Has anyone substituted gluten free flour for this...

    Submitted by Learn2thermi on 29. December 2018 - 17:01.

    Has anyone substituted gluten free flour for this pie?

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  • Great Pie Recipie the family love the pastry and I...

    Submitted by Vashti on 20. June 2017 - 18:53.

    Great Pie Recipie! the family love the pastry and I change it up by using whatever fruit we have left over in the fruit bowl and top up with frozen fruit if I need to.

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  • This is a fantastic recipe.

    Submitted by Gaeby on 26. July 2015 - 18:19.

    This is a fantastic recipe.  The pastry is sublime and so easy to make.  I also blind baked my pastry shell for 12 minutes.  

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  • Thanks Gordy00 and Karen

    Submitted by AoifesBigThermieAdventure on 11. January 2015 - 00:03.

    Thanks Gordy00 and Karen gladyou liked it and it was easy to follow.


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  • I'm so proud of myself, first

    Submitted by Gordy00 on 31. December 2014 - 16:47.

    I'm so proud of myself, first ever attempt at baking a pie! Thank you for such a detailed recipe! Yummy. Ps, I didnt have arrowroot flour so used corn flour and it was fine and I also blind baked as recommended  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Delicious pie. definitely

    Submitted by Karen Scott - Consultant on 16. December 2014 - 12:22.

    Delicious pie. definitely workth making again. I blind baked first. I also addeda  tbsp of cointreau for Christmas cheer. Not sure it made any difference!

    Karen Scott

    Thermomix Consultant

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