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Breton pie (pie with nuts and prunes)


Delicious and simple cake with nuts and prunes, which is quite easy and quick to prepare. It will be a great treat for sudden guests or, for example, for a family evening with watching movies.


Breton pie

Servings: 8

Calorie content: 215 kcal/100g

Cooking time: 75 minutes

Cooking difficulty: low



  • 5 l of milk
  • 80 g butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 120 g flour
  • 120 g sugar
  • 200 g prunes
  • 50 g nuts
  • 50 ml rum
  • 1 sachet of vanillin
  • a pinch of salt

Recipe step by step:

  • 1. Heat milk in a saucepan. Add vanillin and half of all butter (40 g)
  • 2. In a deep bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt.
  • 3. Then add the eggs one at a time, beating with a whisk.
  • 4. Add rum to the milk and, without stopping whisking, pour the milk into the egg mixture. Mix vigorously until the dough is soft and smooth.
  • 5. Chop the nuts, and remove the seeds from the prunes.

Note: you can replace prunes with 250 g of raisins. Soak in warm water for half an hour. Squeeze, dry and put on the dough.

  • 6. Turn on the oven to heat up to a temperature of 190 degrees.
  • 7. Lubricate the baking dish with butter and sprinkle with flour.
  • 8. Put the dough into a mold, spread the prunes, chopped nuts and pieces of the remaining creamy butter on top.
  • 9. Bake for about 50 minutes until golden brown.

Tip: If the top starts to burn while baking, cover the cake with foil.

When serving, you can add a scoop of your favorite ice cream, which will perfectly complement the taste of the pie.

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