Fruit Pie

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This apple and blackberry fruit pie makes for the ultimate warming comfort dessert, it’s fantastic with custard or a drop of double cream.


Preparation Time: 45 minutes + 30 minutes chilling
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 10


  1. Peel the apple, remove the core and chop it into roughly 2cm pieces. the filling ingredients
  2. Put the apple into a large pan over a medium heat with the lemon juice, the cinamon and the sugar for the filling.
  3. Stir them all together and cook them for 10 minutes or until the apple has begun to break down and turn mushy. cooking the apple
  4. Take the apple mixture off the heat, gently stir in the blackberries and leave it to cool while you make the pastry. adding the blackberries
  5. Weigh out the butter and flour into a large mixing bowl. the pastry ingredients
  6. Using your finger tips, rub the butter and flour together until they are all incorporated and have a texture resembling breadcrumbs. Then add the sugar. crumbing the flour and butter
  7. Mix in the sugar and salt and then, using a butter knife, stir in the egg yolks and the water until they have become fully incorporated and the mixture begins to come together.
  8. Using your hand, squeeze the pastry dough together to form a solid ball, then press it down on the work top to form a disk shape. Wrap this in cling-film/plastic-wrap and put it into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. chilling the pastry
  9. Preheat the oven to 180°c.
  10. Take the pastry out of the fridge, cut off about a thrid for the pie lid and set this to one side. Roll out the remaining pastry to a thickness of about ½cm. rolling the pastry
  11. Lay the rolled out pastry into your pie dish and press it into the corners of the dish. Then trim off the excess pastry hanging over the edge of the pie dish. lining the pie dish
  12. Tip the apple and blackberry filling into the pastry lined pie dish. filling the pie dish
  13. Roll out the pastry reserved for the pie lid to a thickness of about ½cm and lay this over the top of the pie. Press it down and trim off any excess pastry hanging over the edge of the pie dish. Crimp around the edge of the pie to seal the lid to the rest of the pie and, if you feel so inclined, decorate the top of the pie using the excess trimmings of pastry. lidding the pie
  14. Put the pie into the oven and cook it for 30 minutes.
  15. Remove the pie from the oven, cut out slices and serve, either hot or warm. a slice of pie
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? Yes.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, it can be finished up to 4 days in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 4 days.

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