1 Basic Pie Dough recipe; see
2 1/2 c Milk
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Flour
1/4 ts Salt
3 Egg yolks
1/2 c Sweetened chestnut puree
2 tb Butter
1 ts Vanilla
1/4 c Dry zante currants
1/2 c Candied pie fruit
* Note: see the “Basic Pie Dough” recipe which is included in this
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a pie dough according to standard
instructions. Divide dough in two. Line two pie plates with dough.
Place parchment over dough and weigh down with pie weights or beans.
In heated oven, blind bake shell for about 15 minutes, or until dough
is golden brown. Remove parchment and weights from dough and cool on
wire racks. Pour milk into a saucepan. Begin to heat on low. While
whisking, add sugar, flour and salt. Continue to stir for 3 minutes,
heating mixture almost to the boil, but not allowing it to scorch.
Continuing to stir, add yolks, one at a time. Cook and stir until
mixture thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add chestnut puree and stir
until well combined. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.
Add currants and candied fruit. Allow mixture to cool for 15 minutes.
Pour mixture into baked pie shell and refrigerate until ready to
serve. This recipe yields 8 to 10 servings.