Easy and Delicious Pie
I decided to share the recipe, because it really is delicious and easy – the proof of it is that even a beginner baker like me is successful time after time in making it. :-) I usually make it with strawberries, but it's also delicious with plums, apricots, peaches and cherries.
You will need:
1,5 cups of sugar
5 oz of butter or margarine
1 cup flour
1 cup of fruit or berries of your choosing (suggested here: strawberry)
Step 1: making the pie crust
Take 3 eggs. Carefully separate egg yolks from egg whites (for me, it's the most difficult part!). Put egg whites away, add 3\4 cup of sugar to egg yolk and mix.
Add around 5 oz butter or margarine (softened or melted), mix.
Add flour – around 1 cup, but you can add more if there is need to. The dough isn't supposed to be too soft. Baking soda or baking powder is an option, I don't add any.
Evenly spread the dough in one layer in a baking tray. I use a round one, with diameter approximately 25 cm (10 inches). Put into a pre-heated oven (temperature should be 350F, or 180C) for about half an hour (the dough shouldn't be completely ready at this point).
Step 2: making the filling and topping
Take the fruit or berries of your choosing and cut it the way you like. As you can see in the picture, I used strawberries and cut them in half. Arrange fruit on top of the ready pie crust.
Take the egg whites you separated earlier, and whip while adding slowly 3\4 cup of sugar. You have finished whipping when you have a firm, non-liquid foam. Spread egg whites on top of fruit (see picture).
Lower the oven temperature by about 20 degrees. Put in the pie and wait for about another half hour (might take longer). The top should be nice off-white when ready. Enjoy!