Apple Blackberry Pies Freshly Baked Homemade Autumn Recipe

Bring autumn into your kitchen with these delicious apple and blackberry pies. Sprinkle with sugar and serve with custard for the ultimate comfort food

6 servings


  • 2 cooking apples , peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 150g blackberries
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 x 320g shortcrust pastry sheets
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1 tbsp white caster sugar
  • custard , to serve (optional)


1. Put the apples and golden caster sugar in a saucepan with 2 tbsp water and cook, covered, for 6 mins or until the apples are soft, stirring once or twice. Tip the mixture into a shallow dish and spread out to cool slightly, then tip in the blackberries and stir. In a separate bowl, mix the cornflour with the honey and cinnamon, then stir it into the fruit mixture.

2. Unroll the pastry sheets and, using a 10cm round cutter, cut out 12 circles. Spoon the fruit filling onto half of the pastry circles, leaving a border of about    1 cm around the edge. Brush the beaten egg around the edges and place a plain pastry disc on top to encase the filling, then make a little dent in the top and bottom to form an apple shape. Seal the edges all the way around using the prongs of a fork, then brush with egg. Use the pastry off-cuts to cut out little leaf shapes and stalks, then stick them on with beaten egg. Poke a steam hole in the top with a skewer. Repeat with the remaining pastry and filling. Arrange the pies on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and chill for at least 30 mins, or up to 24 hrs. Can be frozen unbaked for up to 2 months.

3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Bake the pies for 20 mins, or until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling through the hole. If cooking from frozen, bake for an extra 5 mins. Sprinkle with the sugar, then leave to cool for at least 20 mins before serving with custard.


Nutrition per serving

  • 692 kcal
  • 34 g fat 
  • 13 g saturates
  • 85 g carbs
  • 43 g sugars
  • 6 g fibre
  • 8 g protein
  • 0.6 g salt

Credit: BBC Good Food

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