Sweet apples, tart berries and cinnamon spice join together to make a delicious comforting dessert. Serve with custard or ice cream for extra indulgence.
800g cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced 200g frozen cherries or other berries
3-4 tbsp granulated sugar to taste
1tsp mixed spice or cinnamon (optional)
250g plain flour or 50/50 mix of plain and self-raising 125g butter, cubed
3-4 tbsp water
- Place fruit, sugar and spice in a saucepan and heat gently on the simmering plate or induction hob to soften the apples, add a tablespoon or two of water if needed. Allow to cool.
- Place flour in a large bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs (or you can use a food processor or stand mixer). Stir in sufficient water to form a firm dough. Knead gently on a lightly flour surface. Wrap dough in cling film and chill pastry for about 20 minutes.
- Divide pastry in half, roll out first half and use to line a metal pie plate.
- Place the fruit filling in the pie case. Roll the remaining pastry into a circle large enough to cover the pie. Dampen the pastry edges and use to cover the fruit. Knock up the pastry edges with a small knife and crimp the edges together. Make 3-4 small slits with a sharp knife to allow steam to escape.
- Place on a baking sheet or tray and bake on the base of the roasting oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cover with foil if needed to prevent over browning. Serve with fresh cream, custard or ice cream.