Disaster Recovery Fruit Pie


Well, it all started yesterday, when Snacky Pants couldn’t take the fruit flies anymore. She put our whole bowl of fruit, which is usually on the counter, in the cold oven, shut the door, and (no denying) put a post-it note right next to the oven controls. And I was there to witness it. But then Mini-Me wanted to bake more muffins this morning. Corn muffins this time, which were yum. Anyhow, I somehow missed the note and preheated the oven to 425, convection. When I went to put the muffins in, surprise! Roasted nectarines, mango and bananas, all in their skins. And avocados too. Now technically I should have tasted the avocados in the spirit of experimentation and serendipity. But I couldn’t bring myself to do it, they went in the compost. I did learn though that it is super-easy to peel nectarines after they have roasted for awhile.  I had some leftover pastry crust in the freezer, so I tossed all the fruit with cinammon, rolled out the crust and put it on top, cut some vents, and baked til it was golden brown. Sprinkled demerera sugar on top, bruleed it with the blow torch, and ate it with some heavy cream shaken with sugar and vanilla. Turned out pretty awesome. Oh, and here are the muffins, pretty much straight outta Joy of Cooking, except with mild goat milk yogurt instead of buttermilk.


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Posted by Michael Natkin on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 in Desserts, Recipes.

One Response to “Disaster Recovery Fruit Pie”

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    March 10, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Wow that sounds pretty amazing. Great save with such fast thinking! I should remember to keep pastry on hand for just this purpose. The anticipated hour plus rest time for freshly made dough kills me every time. Thanks for coming by my site, too :).

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