|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 54g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 25g|
|Vitamin C 6mg||28%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Apple pie is a classic dessert or teatime treat. Add fresh blackberries for a fresh twist, and you have a winner. Fat blackberries oozing purple juice with sweet, melting apples, and sugar—it's simply delicious.
This blackberry and apple pie recipe is quick, easy, and ensures a perfect result every time. Enjoy a slice served with custard, cream, or ice cream.
For the Pastry:
200 grams (7 ounces) all-purpose flour
110 grams (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cubed or an equal mix of butter and lard
1 pinch kosher salt
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
For the Filling:
1 pound cooking apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 to 6 tablespoons cold water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
40 grams (5 ounces) blackberries
25 grams (1 ounce) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon milk, more as needed
Note: While there are multiple steps to this recipe, this apple and blackberry pie is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation.
Make the Pastry
Gather the pastry ingredients.
Place the flour, butter, and salt into a large clean bowl.
Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs; working as quickly as possible to prevent the dough from becoming too warm.
Add the water to the mixture and, using a cold knife, stir until the dough binds together. Add more cold water, a teaspoon at a time, if the mixture is too dry.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425 F/220 C/Gas 7.
Make the Filling
Gather the filling ingredients.
In a large pan, set over medium-high heat, simmer the apples with the lemon juice and water until soft.
Add the sugar and blackberries to the cooked apples.
Remove from the heat and add the butter. Leave to cool.
Assemble the Pie
Roll out half the pastry and line a 7-inch/13-centimeter pie dish.
Put the cooled, cooked apple and blackberry mixture into the pastry-lined pie dish.
Roll out the remaining pastry to make a top for the pie.
Dampen the edges of the pastry in the dish with a little cold water, cover with the top, and press the edges firmly together.
Crimp the edges for some decoration.
Brush the top of the pie with milk and bake at the top of a hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
The dough can also be made in a bowl of a food processor by mixing the flour, butter, and salt on a pulse setting. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the water, slowly, through the funnel until the dough comes together in a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and chill as above.
- Use cooking apples, or Bramley Apples, for the best filling.
- "Eating apples" don't soften the same way and are too sweet.
- If you don't have any "cooking apples" on hand, then opt for a sharp apple like a Granny Smith.
How to Freeze
Yes, you can freeze a pie. It is best to freeze it uncooked, though. Wrap the unbaked pie in plastic wrap—at least a couple of layers. Then, place the wrapped pie in a large freezer bag. It will keep for up to three months in the freezer. When ready to bake, make sure to cut slits in the top crust to let the steam come out while it is baking.