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Pear & apple postej

My version of a renaissance/medieval pear and apple pie made with puff pastry with medieval spices. It can also be made with a regular pie crust.
Course Cakes, Desert, Pie & postej
Cuisine Historical cooking, Medieval, Renaissance
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 pie


  • 1 apples
  • 2 pears
  • 60 milliliters raisins
  • 60 milliliters dried figs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon powder douce
  • pie crust Puff pastry or regular unsweetened pie crust


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C
  2. Core the apple and pears and cut them into pieces. Cut the figs as well.
  3. Mix fruit, spices, and butter in a bowl until well combined.
  4. Place filling in a pie crust. I used a 20 cm form.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until done. Keep an eye on it.

Recipe Notes

How to make Powder douce you can find it at medievalcookery.com.

Source: “Forme of Cury" c. 1390 @ medievalcookery.com