Blackberry and Apple Pie
Blackberries and apples go extremely well together in a pie. It’s as though they were made for one another!
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  • 500 g (1 lb) shortcrust pastry
  • 450 g (1 lb) cooking apples
  • 200 g (7 oz) blackberries
  • 75 g (2½ oz) brown (or white) caster sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  1. Core and peel the apples, then cut into wedges.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan. Add the sugar, the spices and the apples. Mix well, cover and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Grease an 8″ (20 cm) pie dish and line it with half of the pastry. Make sure that you have sufficient pastry at the edges to form a seal with the pie top.
  4. Add the cooked apples together with its juices into the pie case and sprinkle on the blackberries.
  5. Use the remaining pastry to make a pie top. Crimp the edges with a fork and trim away the excess pastry. Brush with beaten egg then cut some slits for steam to escape.
  6. Bake at 220°C for 10 minutes, then at 180°C for a further 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Titli's Tips
You can buy blackberries in the supermarkets but if you live near the countryside you can probably find them growing in the hedgerows. The countryside is full of free food if you look for it.

This pie can be eaten hot or cold with lashings of cream or ice cream.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 376 18%
Calories from Fat 162
Total Fat 18.1g 27%
Saturated Fat 7.1g 35%
Unsaturated Fat 9.3g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 51.7g 17%
Dietary Fibre 4.0g 16%
Sugars 16.2g
Protein 3.1g 6%
Cholesterol 24.3mgs 8%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.