Sunday, July 17, 2011

fruit cheese pies !

*note* this post is exactly like strawbunny's :)

so recipe of the week is... *drum roll* FRUIT CHEESE PIES ! or tarts if u'd prefer, it's really up to you what size u wanna make.

300g flour

1tsp baking powder

100g castor sugar

1 tsp salt

150 butter

2 eggs

Mix all dry ingredients together then rub in butter to form bread crumbs


500g cream cheese

400g icing sugar

4 eggs


800ml water (400ml peach juice and 400ml water)
8 tsp agar-agar powder 180g castor sugar

Decoration for Pie

36 pieces of grapes

1/2 can peaches (halves)
50g of strawberry slices
(basically any fruits u desire to be on ur pie.. other suggestions include mangoes, kiwis, etc)

1. mix in beaten eggs to ingredients A by hand to form dough. place dough in plastic bag and refrigerate for 2 hours (or freeze 1/2 hour)

2. Take dough out and roll between 2 plastic sheets to form a round base for the pie tin

3. take out plastic on top of pastries and dust pastry with flour. spread flour evenly. cover with plastic and overturn.

4. grease pie tin (if aluminium pie tin, unnecessary to grease)

5. take off plastic sheet on top and place the unfloured side onto pie tin and press down to fit nicely in pie-tin.


1. cream cheese and icing sugar at medium speed for two minutes.

2. Add egg to the mixture

3. Pour into dough base and bake at 170C for 25 minutes (or until brown). Leave to cool for 20minutes.

4. Take out pie from oven and arrange fruits on pie.
i tend to put the outer-ring of fruits first and work inward from there.
5. Pour agar-agar powder mixture over fruits and leave to cool in refrigerator till set.

i had a bit of leftover pie crust so i made a fruit tart in a muffin tin. comments i had from my eaters said the tart looks prettier but it does not have as much taste as the large slice of pie. maybe i just need to put extra cheese filling, hmm.

and if you've got any left over agar-agar like me, you can use that to make a fruit jelly! yum!

as you can see from my photos, my crust is too thick :( i'll hv to work on that. nxt round, it will be AWESOME :)

ok, back to work.. more to come when i feel like it ! no ideas as yet on what my new recipe of the day/week/month/year is gonna be.. maybe an easy to do creme brulee ! we'll see

till then, toodles!