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.
44K 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:
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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.
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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.
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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).

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Source

Based on a recipe by Alba Pezone.

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