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Apple and blackberry fruit pies

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Fill with seasonal fruits – such as rhubarb , gooseberries or plums.

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  • Serves:18
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the pastry

For the filling

  • 2 2 Apple(s) cooking, peeled cored and chopped
  • 100g 3½ oz Blackberries
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water

For the topping

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    For the pastry, place the flour and butter in a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour, and then mix in the sugar and a pinch of salt.

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  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Combine the pastry into a ball and knead it briefly. Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for about 30 minutes.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Place the apples, and 2 tbsp sugar in a large saucepan with two tablespoons water and heat gently until the apples begin to soften.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2 2 Apple(s) cooking, peeled cored and chopped
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Add the blackberries and cook for a further 5 minutes. Leave to cool slightly.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Blackberries
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan oven 180°, gas mark 6). Very lightly grease a muffin tin.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Roll half the pastry and cut it into about 20 x 7.5 cm rounds, gathering up the scraps and re-rolling. Do the same with the other half of the pastry, this time using the 6 cm cutter. Use the larger pastry rounds to line the muffin tins.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Spoon the apple and blackberries mix into the cases. Gently wet the edges and top with the smaller pastry rounds pressing gently to seal.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Brush the tops of the pies with the beaten egg and sprinkle with demerara sugar. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

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  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. To serve, lightly dust with icing sugar.

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