Blackberry Sloe Gin Tart & Gin Explorer Box
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Serves: 1 Pie
 
Ingredients
  • 500g Shortcrust Pastry (either store bought or at the link above)
  • **For the filling**
  • 4 punnets blackberries
  • 1.5tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp sloe gin
  • .5 cup plain flour
  • 1tbsp butter, cut into small strips
  • 2tbsp sugar and another 2tbps for the top
  • A few sprigs of thyme (more for decorating)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C(160°C fan assisted)
  2. Roll out the pastry until it's wide enough to fit into a pie dish and hang over the sides.
  3. Cover with baking paper and fill with baking beans or rice. Place in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, remove the paper and beans then bake for a further 5 until it's golden brown.
  4. While it's cooking, mix together the blackberries, gin, lemon zest & juice, flour and sugar.
  5. Once you've removed the pie case from the tin, spread over the filling, scatter with the remaining sugar plus the thyme and then dollop the butter on.
  6. Place in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until the filling is bubbling. If the crust browns too much, cover with foil.
  7. Best served warm with cream, but if you want it completely set allow to cool completely.
Recipe by The Bearded Bakery at http://www.thebeardedbakery.com/baking/pastry/blackberry-sloe-gin-tart-gin-explorer-box/