Redcurrant, Ribes rubrum, is a European type of garden berries that are high in vitamin C and minerals. In addition, redcurrant is suitable for making marmalade and jelly because of the high value of pectin.
In Norway, it is now harvest season for redcurrant. Here, we present you an easy and delicious recipe for traditional redcurrant pie. Off course, you can buy pre custard vanilla cream – but we recommend you to make it yourself. After all, homemade is the best.
2/3 cup butter (50 grams)
2 cups all-purpose flour (100 grams)
3 tablespoons water
1.2 cups redcurrant (3 deciliters)
1.8 cups vanilla cream (500 grams)
3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
Crumble butter and flour together and mix in as much water as you need to get the dough firm. Adjust with more flour if necessary. Place the dough cool for 20 minutes before rolling it out in a flan dish.
Make little holes in the dough with a fork and preheat the crust at 180 ° C for about 15 minutes.
Mix vanilla cream and half of the redcurrants and pour it over the crust. Sprinkle the remaining currants on top and bake it for about 20 minutes at 180 ° C.
Sprinkle with fresh mint leaves before serving!
Text by: Ester Jepsen, ThorNews
Recipe and photos by: MariannMat