• Makes 1
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients
March 29, 2018


This is a delicious, rustic open pie that the whole family will love!

Ingredients (makes 1 Pie)

  • 400g Ardmona Pie Apple
  • 400g Goulburn Valley Sliced Pear (keep the juice)
  • 100ml Juice reserved from the Pears
  • 120g Raw sugar, plus 2tbsp extra
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Nutmeg, finely grated
  • 1/2 Lemon zest - fine zested
  • 300g Butter at room temperature
  • 150g Icing sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 600g Plain flour


  1. First in a medium saucepan bring the pear juice and sugar to the boil, stirring to dissolve.
  2. Add the lemon zest and half the cinnamon and nutmeg and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the apples, simmer for 3 mins until thick, then set aside to cool.
  4. For the pastry, in a food processor add the butter, sugar and eggs and process until smooth. Add the flour and pulse until the pastry comes together.
  5. Tip the mixture out onto a large square of baking paper, place another sheet on top and roll to about 3cm thick. Place in the fridge, lying flat, for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the chilled pastry from the fridge and roll to 2cm thick on the baking paper.
  7. Lift the paper and pastry onto a baking tray, trim to a rough circle (or whatever shape suits the tray you will bake on) and pile the apple mix in the middle and top with pieces of sliced pear
  8. Using the paper as support, pull the sides of the pastry up around the edges of the filling and twist the edges of the pastry together to secure, leaving the top open.
  9. Glaze the pastry with egg wash and then dust heavily with cinnamon.
  10. Sprinkle with the extra sugar and bake at 200°C fan-forced (or 220°C conventional) for 40 minutes or until golden – there will be juices running from the tart when cooked.
  11. Once you remove the tart from the oven brush the juices over the pastry and serve warm with ice cream or cream.

Recipe Provided by SPC
  • Sounds like a rustic strudel recipe and looks wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Now this is something I want to try. This can be our Sunday night dessert to follow our weekly roast. Yummmmm.


  • It looks abit like a fruity strudel i used to my. My family like desserts like this on a Saturday night.


  • Looks great but not something my family would eat


  • I love this recipe. Perfect for those cold nights with a scoop of cream or ice-cream


  • This looks so homely and inviting!


  • I cannot get enough of apple pie! The pear would be a nice addition. What type of pastry is that? Shirt crust? I don’t think I could make that but buying it’s simple!


  • It’s so inviting. In particular in this cold rainy day we are having today!


  • My pastry usually fails but this looks like a good way to disguise that! Yummy too.


  • This sounds cool especially for someone like me who’s not great at pastry!


  • Lovely winter dessert – and so easy to make! ????


  • This recipe sounds good !


  • It’s so beautifully presented and one that would sure start conversations


  • Is this healthy..?

    • Well I wouldn’t call this peticularly healthy with icing sugar and refined plain flour, tinned pear and quite an amount of butter; but saying that it’s probably healthier than a mars bar :)


  • Thank you for the recipe.Would love to try this over the weekend.


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