Sunday, February 6, 2011

Loquat Pie


Intro
Over the past few years, a Summer highlight for our family is the Organic River Festival at Kimberly River. The Festival is going through a few changes, which is a dam shame, and it wasn't held this year sadly. However, back to my story....

Couple of years back I helped a good friend on his stall. He manufactures gorgeous organic fruit juices and apple cider vinegar under the label Coral Tree. We sold organic plums from his orchard but he also had this massive crop of loquats from lovely old tree. We decided to try and make something from the loquats using organic ingredients as far as possible. A hunt around the internet, a few trial batches and voila - Loquat Pies.

Recipe
Prepare 4 cups of washed, seeded and chopped loquats (use flesh and skin only) . Simmer together with half a cup of water until soft and pulpy (about 30 minutes).

Sift these together:
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • quarter teaspoon all spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
Add to the fruit and stir over heat until mixture thickens. Cook for 1 minute

Allow to cool then use as a pie filling. I used this Sweet short pastry recipe but used organic flour and organic honey instead of sugar. A simple fruit crumble topping completed the pies.

4 comments:

  1. I was searching randomly for a pie recipe to use up the abundant loquat tree in our backyard this year and came across your lovely site! I think this is a wonderful idea for preserving recipes (and being able to access them anywhere). Thanks for sharing! (Also, my blog has the same background template as yours, so I feel right at home!) :)

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    1. Hi kirsten,

      Thanks for stopping by :) Did you make the pies?

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  2. I am finally making the pie tomorrow, and I'll send you a link when I blog about it next week! :)

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  3. As promised, here is my blog about it! I linked back to your recipe too. Thanks again! http://ppppizzazz.blogspot.com/2013/03/friday-pie-day-loquat-pie.html

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