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Damson pie

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Serves 6

Nice dinner party dish

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  • 225g fresh damsons, washed
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 360ml double cream
  • 75ml milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 x 20cm shortcrust pastry case, baked blind


    1. Stew the fruit with the sugar and 50ml cold water until soft but not breaking apart. Drain in a sieve.
    2. Warm the cream, milk and honey in a saucepan over a medium heat. Just before boiling, pour onto the egg yolks and whisk together until smooth.
    3. Scatter the stewed fruit into the pastry case, place on a baking tray and slowly pour over the custard mixture. Bake in the oven (180^C) for about 30 minutes until set.

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23rd Jul, 2011
Good recipe to use up a glut of damsons. I didn't use honey but agave nectar instead which worked fine
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