This rustic fruit pie will show your customers you care enough to make from scratch. Showing that you are using fresh ingredients through the seasonality of the produce you use, highlighting delicious New Zealand fruit at their peak. If you have the time, the no churn Anchor Cream Cheese ice-cream is easy to make in a decent sized batch and will wow your customers through the fact that you have made it by hand. You can add simple ingredients such as syrups, fruit pieces or coulis to the base ice-cream and have a unique, ownable flavour. Name the whisky you use in the pie and add provenance to the dish. This will give you an opportunity to sell it as a pairing.
Roast Peach Pie Filling
- 2kg seasonal peaches or fruit, peeled & seeded
- 100ml local whiskey of your choice
- 150g brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 3ea sprigs rosemary whole (incl. 1 for garnish)
- 100g Mainland Unsalted Butter
- Pinch flaky sea salt
- 1kg sweet pastry for the pie
Once peaches are peeled, quarter them or chop them into rough pieces.
Cover them with the sugar and add to a large frying pan alongside the rosemary sprigs and cook on medium to high starting to break apart, to ensure they have some texture this should only take a few minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
Lightly grease a tray or pie dish and line the base with the sweet pastry.
For the top, measure the diameter and add on 2cm round. This will give you a small overlap but you need this as the pastry will shrink when cooking.
Pour the peaches into the tray lined with the pastry base. Sprinkle the flaky sea salt, add the lid however you see fit and give it a good egg wash or butter wash.
Place in the oven for 15–20 minutes until golden brown. Once cooked slip in the remaining sprig of rosemary head down into the pie, this will give you an amazing aromatic flavour of fresh rosemary to fill your restaurant with. Serve hot or cold.
No-churn Ice Cream
- 250ml Anchor Fresh Cream, whipped
- 250g Anchor Cream Cheese, softened
- 140g sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 500ml coffee porter, reduced to 100ml
Combine cream cheese, vanilla and condensed milk into a bowl and mix until lump free.
Whip the fresh cream to soft peaks. If doing so, add flavours of your choice before folding into the cream cheese mix.
Place into an airtight container of choice and place in freezer for 5 hours or until set.