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

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
31 min.30 min.1 hour 1 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,230 Kcal or 17,710 Kj65 gr332 gr289 gr
211 %25 %31 %44 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
397 Kcal or 1,662 Kj6 gr31 gr27 gr
20 %2 %3 %4 %
Per pie
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,230 Kcal or 17,710 Kj65 gr332 gr289 gr
211 %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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