Farmhouse blackberry & apple pie

Farmhouse blackberry & apple pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 40 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 8

A comforting pudding using fresh late summer produce

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen uncooked
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
596
protein
7g
carbs
80g
fat
30g
saturates
10g
fibre
5g
sugar
41g
salt
0.52g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 750g/1lb 10oz sweet dessert pastry
  • 1kg Bramley apples, peeled, cored, halved and sliced
  • 400g blackberries
  • 140g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg beaten with 2 tbsp milk

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. On a floured surface, roll out two-thirds of the pastry and use it to line a 23cm loosebottom fluted tart tin, leaving a slight overhang and keeping any pastry scraps. Chill the tart for 10 mins. Prick the base lightly with a fork, then fill with baking paper and baking beans. Place in the oven on a baking sheet for 20 mins, remove the beans and paper, then bake for 10 mins more until sandy brown and biscuity. Remove from the oven.
  2. Tip the apples into a large bowl and microwave on High for 3 mins. Toss in the berries, sugar, cinnamon and 2 tbsp flour with a pinch of salt and pile it into the case, saving 14 berries for later.
  3. Roll the remaining pastry and trimmings together into a square roughly 30 x 30cm. Cut out 8 strips of pastry about 3 x 30cm – if you cut round an average ruler the size will be perfect. Weave the strips of pastry evenly over the fruit to create a lattice pattern and push them into the edge of the tart. Trim the overhang of pastry, brush the lattice heavily with the egg, then scatter generously with more sugar. Plonk the remaining berries into the gaps, then bake for 1 hr until brown and bubbling. Leave the pie to cool for 30 mins until no longer scorching. Scatter with more sugar, slice and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2009

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cshobbs's picture

Great pie, but I found that my shallow 23cm tin was filled by only 800g fruit mixture

anananana's picture
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Really lovely pie, made with hand picked blackberries and apples! My friends were very impressed that I had made this myself!

sarahegan77's picture
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Made for the first time, and it was the first time I'd made a pie and it worked fantastically. We had some friends over for sunday lunch and it was loved by all. We had also picked the blackberries from the hedgerows and it felt great using something we had been and collected ourselves.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Used blackberries we picked from the hedgerows. Really lovely, but the pastry fell to bits. It ended up looking like a patchwork quilt but it tasted gorgeous.

mikkjilly's picture

just made this pie not turned out at all the pastry was overcooked and was done way way befor the apples and blackberrys which were still hard. need to cook apples and blackberrys first very dissapointed!

hannymag's picture
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ooops rating. 4 because of the high calories and sat fat

hannymag's picture
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Tried this recipe today. Looks exactly like the picture and tasted delicious. Made some vanilla ice cream with my new ice cream machine to go alongside. Yummy! Although I feel like after a slice I shouldn't eat anything sweet, calorie or saturated fat laden for a good week...

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