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30 November 2012

Apple and Blackberry Pie

The smell of warm apple is mouth-wateringly good and combined with juicy blackberries and cinnamon it's a delicious treat all the family will enjoy. I really like to snuggle up in a blanket on the sofa with a festive movie and a slice of warm pudding and this is a nice alternative to a traditional crumble.


Short crust pastry

225g flour
100 butter
1-2 tbsp water

Filling and topping

50g butter (and a tiny bit for greasing)
100g golden caster sugar (and a tiny bit for on top)
3 large Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 12 wedges
150g blackberries
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Make the pastry by combining the flour with the butter and water in a bowl to form a soft dough. Chill the pastry in the fridge in cling film until it's required.
  • Melt the butter and sugar together in a pan on a low heat.

  • Add the apples and simmer for around 10 minutes until softened.
  • Add the blackberries and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  • Split the dough into two equal pieces and roll out each half to around 1cm thickness. 
  • Using the pie plate, cut out two rounds (It's better if they are too big than two small as they can be trimmed down later).

  • Grease the pie plate with butter and insert one round into the base.
  • Add the apple and blackberry filling and place the second round on top. 
  • Using a fork crimp the edges of the two rounds together to form a seal, brush over the egg lightly, slice a few holes in the top and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cook for around 40 minutes until golden brown and hot throughout.


We used a Great British Bakeware Pie Plate to create this pudding. It's Glide-X coating helps to transfer the pie to a plate with ease ready to serve - it literally slides right off and makes cleaning up afterwards quick.

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*We received a pie plate for the purpose of this recipe*



  1. Looks yummy...I think I would just chose sth else rather than apples - not a big fan of them. But it looks like it can be replaced with anything ,right?

  2. Yep, for sure! You can choose alternative fruit if you wish :) x

  3. mmmm!!! looks so tasty seeing this pie has made me feel really hungry haha :)

  4. Fab ideas - I have been out blackberry picking with the kids so am on the look out for inspiration! We have mad blackberry jam a few times but thought I would be more adventurerous! Wish me luck!


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