We have so many events to attend at this time of the year – celebrations, and dinners, and BBQs, and get togethers… and I’m already feeling stressed by it all.
I laid down the law to myself last week with these ten things I want to remember when I’m feeling overwhelmed by Christmas and one of those things was –
Homemade is good, but no stress is better – if you absolutely love baking go for it, if not, buy it.
So with that in mind, when I had to make a dessert on the weekend, I opted for something simple. Something simple, but awesome, a simple berry slab pie!
You only need three things to make this simple ‘pie’ – fruit, pastry and sugar – or four things if count the sprinkle of cinnamon sugar we like to put on the top.
It’s super quick and easy to make too – dump the fruit into the middle of the pastry, sprinkle with sugar, fold up the sides and bake – you can have the whole lot in the oven in about two minutes.
We used rhubarb and berries from our garden, but you can use any kind of fruit you like, and frozen fruit works just fine.
- 4 cups of fruit – fresh or frozen, chopped as needed
- 2 pieces of frozen puff pastry
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- Cinnamon sugar
- Line a large baking tray with non-stick paper and preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Out two sheets of frozen puff pastry on the tray, slightly overlapping in the middle.
- Spread the fruit out in the middle of the pastry leaving a good amount of pastry around all sides.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the berries/fruit.
- Fold the pastry up and into the middle to form the rough ‘sides’ of a pie.
- Sprinkle the whole lot, including the pastry edges with some cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry becomes golden brown around the edges.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and cooking temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures this website is useful.
This is quick and easy to make, but the best thing about this simple slab pie is that it tastes good, really good. Add a dollop of lemon yoghurt and it’s even better!
What’s your quick and easy dessert or go to meal to take to events and celebrations?
Share a recipe or a link in the comments below so we can give them a try this holiday season.