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

Calories 460 kCal 23%
Fat 25g 36%
  -  Saturates 8gg 40%
  -  of which Sugars 18gg 20%
Salt 0.9gg 15%

You don’t even need a dish to make this easy-peasy fruit pie, as the pastry becomes the dish! And it’s a cheap pudding if you go and pick the blackberries yourself.


  • 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


  • 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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