Sweets and Puddings

De-constructed Apple and Blackberry Pie

De-constructed Apple and Blackberry Pie

In continuing with the blackberry saga, I went foraging again and came home with 2.8kg of the berries. So I made more Blackberry Jam and decided to make a pie as well.

As I dislike soggy pie bottoms, I decided to de-construct the pie and make the pastry and filling separately.

You can make the pastry and filling ahead and use them as and when you require it. The pastry will keep for about 5 days in an air tight container and the filling can keep for a few days in the fridge. The filling can be frozen.


De-constructed Apple and Blackberry Pie
De-constructed Apple and Blackberry Pie


Here goes:
Serves:        6
Difficulty:  easy
Cost :           £
Time:           30 min to make, 30 min to bake



250g Short crust pastry – shop bought. Use ½ of 500g  pack
1 tsp Sesame seeds
Flour for dusting


400g   Blackberries
3-4 tbsp   Sugar or to taste
1  Apple -chopped
½ stick        Cinnamon
Cornstarch for thickening
Egg wash

To serve with:

Fresh cream, custard or ice cream



1. Roll out the pastry to a size big enough to cut 6 rounds. The pastry should be about  2-3 mm thick. Before the final rolling, sprinkle the sesame seeds evenly on the                pastry and give it a final roll so that the sesame is encrusted in the pastry. Rest                the pastry for about 10 minutes.
2. Cut out 6 large rounds and place it in a greased baking sheet. Brush with egg wash     and and bake at gas Mk 5 or 190c for about 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
3. Remove and cool.

1. Cook the apple and the berries and the cinnamon stick  in a pan with 1 tablespoon     of water over medium heat. When the berries have burst, add in enough sugar to        taste.
2. Gently simmer until the mixture is thick.
3. Add a few spoonful of cornstarch mixture to thicken.
4. Remove and cool.

To assemble:
1. In a plate or bowl, place a tablespoon of the filling.
2. Top with a piece of the pastry.
3. Garnish with some fruits.
4. Serve as it is or with cream, custard or ice-cream
5. Enjoy!



De-constructed Apple and Blackberry pie serve with ice   cream
De-constructed Apple and Blackberry pie served with ice cream

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