Apple and mixed berry pie

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The rain is pouring down outside here in Adelaide, and I must say I am feeling the cold. And there couldn’t be a better way to warm up the house then by turning on the oven. It’s time to bake……

Last weekend when I was over at my sisters for dinner she made the most amazing apple and berry pie for desert. The pastry was perfect and the apple and berry filling delish….

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So today I decided to make an apple and mixed berry pie, very much inspired by my gorgeous sister, and perfect for sweets on a cold wet Friday evening. I think we will all snuggle up on the lounge with our pie and blankets and watch a family movie…. I love Friday nights.

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This pie is so easy to make and really it took me no time at all. And it most definitely warmed up my house :-). The pastry I used for this pie, actually this pastry I use for every pie I make, is a recipe handed down from my nanna ( my nanna made the most amazing pies). The only thing I do with this recipe, is when making a savoury dish I just omit the sugar.

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I didn’t sugar my fruit mixture, as I find the fruit is sweet enough, plus there is a little sugar in pastry. But if you like your pies sweet you could add one to two tablespoons sugar

RECIPE:

  • 4 large green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 300g pkt of mixed frozen berries
  • 3 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 250 cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 Tsp caster sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

METHOD:

  1. preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a 10 inch pie plate or tart tin
  2. place sliced apples and berries into a saucepan with a Tsp of water, simmer over very low heat for 15-20 minutes or until fruit is soft, set aside to cool
  3. combine self raising flour and cornflour in a large bowl
  4. add butter to flour mix, and using thumbs and fingers rub the butter through the flour until it resembles fine bread crumbs, add sugar
  5.  mix a little water with lightly beaten eggs
  6. then add to flour- butter mix, always start off with a small amount of water as you can always add more ( I find it depends on the flour and the weather how much water I will need)
  7. mix together until it forms a dough
  8. divide pastry into 2 pieces
  9. roll the first piece of pastry out onto a floured surface, roll pastry a little larger than your pie plate. Gently lift pastry into pie plate ( I roll it around the rolling pin to do this) press in and cut off excess pastry
  10. pour in your apple and mixed berry filling
  11. roll out your second piece of pastry to make the lid, gently lift on top of the pie and press edges together, cut off excess pastry
  12. if you like the can decorate the top of your pie with the left over pastry
  13. using a sharp knife or a fork push some holes into your pastry lid, this will let out the steam
  14. combine egg with a little milk and using a pastry brush, brush over the top of the pie
  15. place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown

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4 thoughts on “Apple and mixed berry pie

  1. Renae Armstrong May 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply

    Yummy!! Looks like Ezza’s 🙂 yours looks more professional though

  2. Brittany June 1, 2013 at 12:13 am Reply

    This pie looks perfect!! The filling and the crust are so well packed it looks like a professional bake shop good! YUM!

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