Method: Take a large vessel and pour the wholewheat flour and the all purpose flour into it. Add salt, sugar and the baking powder to it. Mix all the ingredients well using a fork. Add the butter and mix the flour using finger tips till the flour resembles bread crumbs. Add the ice cubes and gently rub in the flour till the crumbles make a hard dough. Do not overdo the rubbing part.
Cover the dough with a cling film and refrigerate for half an hour.
ready to go in the oven..
Take out the dough and roll it on a plain surface dusted with flour. The dough will be quite hard to roll out and break often. You can roll the dough and cut into 6 rounds or pinch 6 balls from the dough and then roll it in small circle. Grease the muffin mould and line each mould with these circles.
Adjust the shapes of the pie and fill all the cracks by pinching the dough together, the crust will come out as a perfect pie when baked.
Filling: Preheat the oven to 190°C for 10 minutes. Peel and chop the Pear into small pieces. Take another vessel and add the chopped pears, palm sugar, wholewheat flour and the cinnamon into it. Mix all the ingredients well.
The uneven pies with healthy filling..
Fill the above filling in each pie crust. Bake the Pears pie at 190°C for 30-40 minutes or till the base is slightly brown in color. Serve the Pears pie with fresh cream or dusted powder sugar.
Though the shapes of the crust is uneven they are extremely crisp and gave a much needed crunchy bite for the soft inside of the pies.
The cinnamon flavor and the nutty palm sugar made these Pears pie irresistible for all the guests
Palm sugar and cinnamon are the winner!
Since the dough was a little difficult to manage, my children could not help me cut out the pies but did fill the pie cups with the filling! Such acts give them a sense of involvement and achievement of baking something of their own I suppose.
Now that I found out a perfect way to eat my pie, these mini pies are going to be in my favorite dessert lists for all the unexpected & expected guests and who could be you too
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Healthy Barley dessert with Palm sugar
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