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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.

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Last modified on: September 11th 2018

For 1 pie, you will need:

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How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
31 min.30 min.1 hour 1 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 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.
5 min.
2 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #2Mix on medium speed until light and evenly mixed.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
7 min.
3 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #3

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).
2 min.
4 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #4Spread 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.
5 min.
5 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #5Use a brush to moisten around the edge of the pastry with water. 2 min.
6 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #6Roll out the remaining puff pastry into a circle. Moisten around the edge... 2 min.
7 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #7...and turn this over on top to form the lid.

Seal around the edge by pressing with your fingers.
3 min.
8 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #8Glaze the top of the pie. 2 min.
9 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #9Decorate the top by cutting a pattern with a knife, if you wish. 1 min.
10 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #10Sprinkle a little caster sugar on top to give a slightly caramelized finish. 1 min.
11 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #11Prick the top of the "galette" 4 or 5 times with a knife to allow the steam to escape during cooking. 1 min.
12 Sicilian Epiphany Pie : Photo of step #12

Baking

Bake for about 30 minutes.
30 min.

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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
439169 gr348 gr297 gr
220 %27 %33 %45 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4126 gr33 gr28 gr
21 %2 %3 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories 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.
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