Apple and blackberry pie recipe

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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 40 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 460 kCal 23%
Fat 25g 36%
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  • You don’t even need a dish to make this easy-peasy blackberry and apple pie, as the pastry becomes the dish! And it’s a cheap pudding if you go and pick the blackberries yourself.

    Ingredients

    • 500g (1lb 2oz) shortcrust pastry
    • 2 large cooking apples, peeled and cut into small chunks
    • 150g (5oz) blackberries
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 2tbsp caster sugar
    • 1tsp cinnamon
    • 6 cloves
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2tbsp demerara sugar

    Method

    • Roll out the pastry and cut a circle about 30cm (12in) round. Place on a baking sheet.

    • Mix the apples and blackberries with the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Spoon into the centre of the pastry circle.

    • Bring up the edges of the pastry around the fruit, but don’t cover it completely. Brush the outside of the pastry with beaten egg and press sugar all over it.

    • Bake at 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6) for 30-40 mins until golden brown and the fruit is cooked. Serve with lots of cream.

    Top tip for making Apple and blackberry pie

    Top tip: Don't forget to warn everyone about the cloves!You could also serve this delicious pie with hot custard.

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