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Brandied Winter Fruit Pie with Hard Sauce

Looking for a fruit dessert using Pillsbury® pie crusts? Then try this delicious pie that’s topped with hard sauce - a wonderful treat.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

1
medium seedless orange, finely chopped (including peel)
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
cup chopped dried peaches
1
cup dried currants
1
cup muscat raisins
1/2
cup brandy
1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons tapioca

Hard Sauce

2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
tablespoon hot water
2
tablespoons brandy or bourbon

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare pie crust as directed on package for two-crust pie using 9-inch pie pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients; mix well. Spoon into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edges and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil after 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients; beat at high speed until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve over warm pie.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare pie crust as directed on package for two-crust pie using 9-inch pie pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients; mix well. Spoon into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edges and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil after 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients; beat at high speed until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve over warm pie.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Hard sauce is known in England as brandy butter. The mixture is beaten together and then refrigerated until firm.

Muscat raisins are dried muscat grapes. The raisins are larger and slightly less sweet than regular raisins.

Regular raisins can be used in place of the muscat raisins.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
710
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
113g
113%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
77g
77%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 6 Fruit; 7 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.