Divine Blackberry Pie

Samantha Burgess

Samantha Burgess

6/12/2022

brown pie on brown wooden table
brown pie on brown wooden table
Method
  1. Beginning with the pastry, chop the cold butter into small pieces. If using a food processor, pulse the butter, flour and sugar until you have a crumbly, sandy texture and there are no more visible pieces of butter.

    If mixing by hand, rub the butter into the flour and sugar until you achieve a breadcrumb-like texture.

  2. Mix in the beaten egg and yolk, along with the lemon zest, until the pastry comes together into a smooth, elastic ball. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 20-23cm pie dish or shallow cake tin.

  4. Divide the dough into 2 halves, one slightly larger than the other. Roll the larger piece into a sheet, about 3mm thick, and press into the pie dish.

    Roll out the rest of the pastry and with a pastry cutter or sharp knife, cut long strips about 2cm wide.

  5. Fill the pie base with the jam and criss-cross strips over the top to create a lattice. Brush the top of the pastry with the leftover egg white for some shine.

  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Stand for 5 minutes before removing it from the tin.

  7. Serve with vanilla ice cream or natural yoghurt, and enjoy!

Don't feel like making your own pastry? Simply use 400g of ready-made short sweet pastry! This is so easy to throw together, but sure to impress!

Ingredients
  • 125g cold unsalted butter

  • 1 2/3 cup (250g) plain (all purpose) flour

  • 80g white sugar

  • 1 whole egg, plus 1 egg yolk, beaten (save the white to brush the pastry)

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1/2 - 1 jar of Apricot & Lavender Jam or Blackberry & Pinot Jam (depending on size of pie)