BEST EVER APPLE PIE with blackberries.
Ideal for our afternoon tea on this our first week in Autumn.
|Here is the finished apple pie with blackberries and some added seasonal plums.|
|simmering till soft.. i added a little too much water.. plums have their own juices.. just add a little|
|the apples chopped and diced|
|The blackberries after simmering for half an hour.|
|All ready and taken out of the oven. This photo was supposed to be at the bottom of the page- a little blogger hitch..|
Here is inviting you all to afternoon tea..
|The blackberries just picked|
|Fresh butter, normal plain flower with baking powder added.|
|Stewed plums . sieved to take out the pips and the skin|
|preparing the dough|
|The base is greased and ingredients are in the dish.|
You can see the fresh blackberries and a little of the stewed plums.
sugar then added.
|whisked egg and sprinkled sugar on top before going into the oven|
pre heat oven.170c or gas mark 5.
I used all the apples I had in my fruit bowl ..but between 6 or 8 ..
300g. blackberries. I dont know how many grams i had.. I dont use a scale..
150 grams sugar or caster sugar..
660grams plain flour
2 medium eggs. (at this point. I would like to add..( I do not use eggs in my soft short crust pastry)
this is an option.
Beat the butter,eggs and sugar together.
add the flour
add the eggs and continue to mix until the dough is smooth. (this mix is sticky) place extra flour on the work surface.
mix the ingredients until they form a nice round ball.
wrap in cling film and put in fridge for 1 hour. ( as i do not add eggs.. I roll out my pastry straight away)
roll out the bottom part of the dough to fit your chosen dish..
then add all your fruit ingredients ..add sugar and a little water.. (cinnemon if you want)
roll out the rest of the dough for the top of the pie.
brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar.
crinckle the edges together with your fingers..
I am sure all you ladies out there have made hundreds of apple pies..
With the added blackberries and plums.. it was delicious.
I had a friend over for tea.. made some fresh whipped cream.. and we spoilt ourselves to two slices each..
I would have liked to have taken a photo of the recipe itself, from the book. But my camera focus is not good enough.
You can always make this with rice flower..only using egg whites.. for coeliac pastry.
My first recipe from my "Avoca cookbook"..