Apple & Blackberry Pie

Surely it’s no coincidence that these two beautiful fruits ripen at the same time? In September, Camilla's children Kate and Jack like to go blackberry picking. They trot off with bowls in hand and return with stained fingers (and often school uniforms!).

  • Serves 8



  • 1 x 18–20cm round ovenproof pie dish; pie funnel (optional)

For the pastry :

  • 250g plain flour, plus a little for dusting
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 250g butter, chilled and diced
  • 2–3 tbsp ice-cold water
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten

For the filling :

  • 600g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped (about 6 medium apples)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 40g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 150g fresh blackberries

For the topping :

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar

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