SWEET CARROT PIE WITH ORANGE AND HONEY FLAVOUR

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Most children like raw carrots and I have always wondered if it is because of its vivid and beautiful colour. It’s a fun vegetable if you look at it from the visual aspect and it’s handy too, easy to hold if your hands are small, it can even be used as a wand if you’re into that kind of stuff, and if you cut into slices it can be used as red gold doubloons from a pirate treasure. And so on. I wish I was allowed to play with my food like that but alas, my age only consent me to cook with it but maybe that is the best way to play with food after all! I wanted to make a carrot cake that really tasted a lot so I ended up with this carrot pie instead. It’s very tasty indeed but best of all, it’s vividly orange on the inside!

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SWEET CARROT PIE WITH ORANGE AND HONEY FLAVOUR

normal tart dough
4-5 big carrots
4-5 oranges to squeeze
water
Honey, I used citrus flower fed bee’s honey (if it’s possible to call it like that)

– Prepare the dough and line a not too large pie tin, this pie is best if the emphasis is put on the height rater than the width. (I made small ones as you can see in the photos) Save some dough to put on top.
– Peel the carrots and grate half of them, the other half you slice finely, preferably with a mandolin. In this way you get more texture in the filling.
– Squeeze the oranges and put the juice together with the fruit meat that always comes with it in a pan. Add the carrots and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. If it dries up, add water.
– Strain the carrots and put them in a bowl. Add the honey, as much or little as as you like – you decide how sweet it’s going to be.
– Put the carrot mix in the lined pie tin, put some of the dough on top of it. Use your fantasy and create something interesting.
– Bake in a pre-heated oven (175°C/347°F) for 25-30 minutes (or as long as is needed in your oven, they are all different)

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