For the shortcrust pastry:

250g of plain flour
125g butter/margarine (or half lard, half butter)
A sprinkle of salt
3 tablespoons of cold water

For the filling:
A handful of redcurrants
A handful of blackcurrants
1 large pear
Teaspoon or so of demerara sugar (+ a bit for dusting)
A teaspoon of cinnamon
A handful of raisons

Ready made puff pastry
A small glass of milk

A tin foil casing
A stapler
A round 9" dish
Food processor
The two templates attached to this instructables

Step 1: Make the Pastry

First, turn on the oven to 180 degrees and sift the flour into a bowl, and add the butter/lard in small chunks. Tip this into a food processor along with a pinch of salt and 3 tablespoons of cold water, and turn it on until the ingredients come to a breadcrumb like consistency.

Then, squeeze the pastry into a solid ball with the heat of your hand, and roll it out into a table, that has been dusted with flour.

Roll the pastry with a rolling pin, until it is big enough to cover the dish with about and inch excess so it won't be too small to go all the way up the side, the rest will be used later

Put the pastry into the dish, pressing down the edge so the pastry is covering the whole dish and cut the excess from the outside off.

Cut the bottom out of an old round tin foil baking tray, this will be used to support the inside pie while cooking. if it is too big, cut it in one place and make a smaller circle ( leave roughly 2" between this and the edge of the pie) and staple it in place.

Then, roll the extra pastry into a strip, with the width being the same depth as the pie dish. This is then wraped around the outside of the tin foil support and with a little water stick it to the pie base.
So pretty and very attractive! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
Thanks :) <br>
That is an awesome idea! Sounds tasty :)
What a brilliant idea for a pi(e)! I have made so many pies in my lifetime but never thought of this! Mmmmmm. . .!
Brilliant! Who could want more in a pi(e)? This was one of the best things I have ever tasted, I will certainly be making this again and again! You deserve to win!
Thanks a lot! I thoroughly enjoyed this pie! Please please keep making top quality food for us all, I'm, sure everyone loves it! My mum, who is super fussy, said it was the best thing she had ever tasted! And easy to follow!
What a great pi(e) !!
Wow! Amazing Pi out of pie crust!!

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