I won this set of flavored NuStevia Liquids giveaway from Luxury Haven in her "NuNaturals Returns With A Bigger Stevia Giveaways" in December 2012. Shirley, thank you so much for your kind thoughts and effort. I'm so glad we meet in blogland.
Let me share with you my mini Persimmon Pie.
Ingredients for pie crust
200 gm plain flour
1/2 cup fresh shredded coconut or dessicated coconut
6 pkts Nu-Stevia or 1/4 cup sugar
2 oz butter ( frozen )
1/2 egg - lightly beaten
10 drops NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia Liquid
1/ Sieve the flour, mix shredded coconut, Nu-Stevia or sugar and NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia liquid together.
2/ Cut the butter into small cubes, add in the flour mixture. Use your finger tips to mix the butter and flour to resemble bread crumbs.
3/ Add in the egg and mix till dough is form and leave the side of the mixing bowl. DO NOT KNEAD THE DOUGH AND OVER MIX. Over mix dough will be oily and pie will shrink when bake.
4/ Roll the pastry to 1/4 inch thick in between two plastic sheet. Remove the top plastic sheet and cut with 3 inch round pastry cutter. Lay the cut out pastry into the mini tart mold and press lightly.
5/ Dock the dough by piercing the base with a fork in several places to allow airflow and prevent bubbles. Don't get carry away and over do it. Too many holes will let the filling leak through the crust.
7/ Over bake filling will puff up and wrinkles or it'll look like a 3 magnitude earth quake.
8/ Best to serve warm.
Ingredients for filling
1 cup Persimmon pulp
1/2 Egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup Milk
6 sachets NuStevia or 1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia Liquid
1/2 tbsp custard powder + 2 tsp water
1/ Mix the custard power with 2 tsp water and keep aside.
2/ Blend 2 very ripe persimmon fruit with 1 tbsp lemon juice until very fine.
3/ Mix persimmon pulp, egg, and milk, stir till well blend.
4/ Add NuStevia or sugar, salt, NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia and custard powder to the persimmon mixture.
5/ Mix well and scoop a table spoon of persimmon mixture to the pie and bake for 10 to 15 mins at 180 deg C.
6/ Remove from oven, line with paper liners and serve warm.
7/ Add few slices of banana or fresh grated coconut before serving.
The benefits of persimmon fruit
Persimmon is a multi-trunked or single-stemmed deciduous tree, which grow up to 25 feet in height. They grow best in areas that have moderate and relatively mild summers. The season for persimmon in the Northern hemisphere is September to December.
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