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Bilberry and plum pie

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This beautiful looking pie is given its rustic look by folding the pasty over the fruit before baking.

Key Information

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    Total time:

  • Calories:
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  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 400g 14⅛ oz Plain wholemeal flour (we like Allinson) Plain wholemeal flour
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted) chilled and diced
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  • 1 1 Eggs medium, whole
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water cold

For the filling

  • 500g 17⅝ oz Plum(s) halved, cored and cut into chunky wedges
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Bilberries
  • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • ½tbsp ½tbsp Cinnamon ground
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Milk (whole)
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the flour and butter into a processor and blend it until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 400g 14⅛ oz Plain wholemeal flour (we like Allinson) Plain wholemeal flour
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted) chilled and diced
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Add the icing sugar, egg and cold water and blend again until the mixture forms a ball. Wrap and chill for 15 minutes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
    • 1 1 Eggs medium, whole
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water cold
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Heat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6) . Gently mix together the plums, bilberries, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 500g 17⅝ oz Plum(s) halved, cored and cut into chunky wedges
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Bilberries
    • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • ½tbsp ½tbsp Cinnamon ground
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Take a large sheet of baking parchment and roll out the chilled pastry on to it using a floured rolling pin to a 30cm (12 inch) circle. Lift the paper and pastry onto a baking sheet.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Pile the prepared fruit into the centre of the pastry and fold the pastry edges up and over the fruit.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Brush the pastry edges with milk and sprinkle the pastry with golden granulated sugar. Bake for 40 minutes until the pastry is golden and the fruit tender.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Milk (whole)
    • Unrefined golden granulated sugar