Sicilian Epiphany Pie


Sicilian Epiphany Pie
This is a Sicilian version of the French Epiphany dessert, the "galette des rois". The puff pastry has a pistachio cream and ricotta filling with diced candied fruit.
45K 12 4.6
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Last modified on: January 1st 2020

Keywords for this recipe:GaletteSicilItalyPuff pastryAlmondsRicottaCandied fruitsRumPistachio
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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
31 min.30 min.1 hour 1 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #1

Pistachio cream


To make the pistachio cream filling, put in a food-processor bowl: 2 egg yolks, 40 g Pistachio powder or paste, 75 g butter, 75 g icing sugar, 75 g ground almonds, 10 g cornflour, 1 tablespoon rum and 150 g ricotta.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #2
Mix on medium speed until light and evenly mixed.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Assemble the pie


Roll out half the puff pastry into a circle and lay on a baking sheet, then prick all over with a pique-vite (pastry pricker).

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #4
Spread the pistachio cream over the pastry, leaving a border of about 1/2 an inch (1 cm) free.

Cut 50 g candied fruit into small dice and scatter over the top.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #5
Use a brush to moisten around the edge of the pastry with water.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #6
Roll out the remaining puff pastry into a circle. Moisten around the edge...

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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...and turn this over on top to form the lid.

Seal around the edge by pressing with your fingers.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Glaze the top of the pie.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #9
Decorate the top by cutting a pattern with a knife, if you wish.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Sprinkle a little caster sugar on top to give a slightly caramelized finish.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
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Prick the top of the "galette" 4 or 5 times with a knife to allow the steam to escape during cooking.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
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Baking

Bake for about 30 minutes.
Remarks
You can add a handful of dry roasted pistachio nuts in with the candied fruits.

For an even more authentic Italian flavour, use amaretto instead of rum.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,290 Kcal or 9,588 Kj65 gr332 gr289 gr
114 %25 %31 %44 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
215 Kcal or 900 Kj6 gr31 gr27 gr
11 %2 %3 %4 %
Per pie
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,290 Kcal or 9,588 Kj65 gr332 gr289 gr
114 %25 %31 %44 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 pie : 5.91 €

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Source
Based on a recipe by Alba Pezone.
This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins, Smart plum tart, Epiphany galette, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Caramelised apple pie, ... All
RicottaRicotta: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spinach and ricotta ravioli, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chestnut moelleux, Blackcurrant-almond muffins, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Amiens macaroons, Apricot blancmange, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pork medallions with "full" turnips, Gingerbread, Pretzels, Spinach on toast with bechamel, Mussels marinière, ... All
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