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Apple and Blackberry Pie

Apple and Blackberry Pie    

 Prep.Time: 25-30 min
 Cook.Time: 40 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4-6

Tools                   

 Medium Glass Roasting Dish
 1 Mixing Bowl
 Chopping Board
 Rolling Pin
 Vegetable Peeler
 Sharp Knife

Ingredients      

 450g/1lb Cooking Apples
 50g/2oz Blackberries
 50g/2oz Soft Brown Sugar

 for the pastry
 175g/6oz Plain Flour
 40g/1½oz Lard
 40g/1½oz Butter or Spread
 A little Cold Water
 A little Milk to Glaze Pastry
 Soft Brown Sugar
   (to sprinkle on top)


Method                                                                       

Pre-heat the oven to 220°c / 425°f / Gas Mark 7.
Rub the flour, lard and butter together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the water and mix it in until you have a pliable dough.
Set the dough aside to rest.
Peel and core the apples then slice thinly.
Put the apples straight into the roasting dish and sprinkle blackberries on top.
Sprinkle the sugar over the blackberries.
Roll out the pastry so that it is roughly 1 " / 2.5 cm larger than the dish.
Cut off a strip of pastry 1" / 2.5 cm wide and dampen with a little of the glazing milk.
Press the strip around the top of the dish and moisten with a little more of the milk.
Now place the pastry over the dish and press the edges to the strip.
Trim off the excess and cut a hole in the middle about 1" / 2.5 cm round.
Glaze the top of the pie with milk then sprinkle the extra sugar on top.
Cook in the oven for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to 190°c / 375°f / Gas Mark 5.
Cook for a further 30 minutes.
Serve with cream, ice cream or custard.



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