For the August Chamonix Ladies Book Club meeting (pot luck buffet) I used the following pie recipe...
800g of pitted Mirabelles (any plums would do)
100g slivered almonds
65g melted butter
100ml 'eau de vie de prune' (this is basically a distilled clear alcohol made from plums but grappa could be used as a substitute or just leave it out altogether!)
Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and bake blind the pastry case for 5 mins
Put the fruit into the pastry case and cook for a further 15 mins
Mix the sugar, egg, butter, almonds and alcohol (I used only a small shot glass full)
Cook for 20 mins or until golden
|the bouquet was for Sylvie, this months book club host|
... and a simple plum jam was turned into something a little special with the addition of a few spoons of lavender honey.
Oh how the garden is good to us!!