Summer of pies.

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It’s a rainy August day, my vizsla boy is sleeping on the sofa and even the second cup of coffee doesn’t seem to help. So when I feel uninspired like that I often find myself in the kitchen, baking. I don’t know why, it cheers me up, helps me get back into the rythm – and not to forget, satisfies my sweet tooth. This summer I love pies. I love pies all year around, but somehow I keep making them one after another these last few months. It might be because so many fruits are in season and you can’t really beat baking with home grown goodies.

Simple pie recipe and yummy seasonal fillings.

My fav pie is the apple one that my sister usually makes. It’s the best, but requires some work and more time. Where as I keep it simple by using quick and easy recepie for the crust and simply cutting fruits for the filling. It really is easy. I put all the ingredients in to the bowl and mix them together, then I let the dough rest in the fridge for a half an hour. Afterwards I distribute it across the pie tray, fill it with fruits (usually also sprinkle some sugar on top) and bake it at 180 degrees for about 45 min. Obviously, the fillings are the fun part – so far I made one with strawberries and blueberries, one with pears and cinnamon and yesterday, I used redcurrants and greek jogut. I usualy put sliced almonds on top too, they look pretty and go nice with the almond flour crust.

It’s worth trying, they all tasted so good.

The recipe for the crust:

  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 100 g of rice flour
  • 90 g butter – cool, chopped into pieces
  • 50 g fresh cream cheese – I use ABC or Philadelphia
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt


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By Urska

Civil engineer with a lot of interests like traveling, food, taking care for my plants, running and hiking! Currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Always up for a coffee date, usually stolling around citycenter, most happy when there's time for a walk in the woods after work hours. In love with my two boys - one of them walking on four legs and wiggling with a tawny tail.


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