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Apple, Blackberry and Cinnamon Pie Recipe

Updated on April 27, 2015
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Gordon loves cooking and experimenting with food. He loves making new dishes, particularly with unusual or under-used ingredients.

Apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie served cold with fresh cream
Apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie served cold with fresh cream

Apple pie is something which needs no form of introduction to most people. What a number of people neglect, however, is the huge variety of opportunities that late summer in particular affords for varying apple pie recipes with the addition of other types of fresh, in season fruit. There are few limitations as to what can be added to the apples, with everything from pears, peaches and plums to blackberries, blueberries and raspberries affording interesting opportunities. Throw in the option of spices like cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg and the number of potential combinations is further expanded.

This recipe for apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie was devised using these principals and while it is delicious served hot, try leaving it to cool completely and serve with freshly whipped cream for the tastiest summer dessert eating experience.

List of Ingredients

Assembled principal ingredients for apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie
Assembled principal ingredients for apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 4 modest servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4oz fresh blackberries
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8oz puff pastry
  • Flour for rolling pastry
  • Beaten egg for glazing pastry
  • Whipped cream to serve
  • 4 small mint sprigs to garnish

Preparation and Cooking Instructions

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Apples are carefully stirred in lemon juiceApples are added to pie dish and scattered with cinnamonBlackberries are placed evenly on top of applesSugar is scattered over pie fillingRolled pastry is laid on pie dishPastry is trimmed and crimpedPie is glazed, a steam vent is cut and it is ready for the oven
Apples are carefully stirred in lemon juice
Apples are carefully stirred in lemon juice
Apples are added to pie dish and scattered with cinnamon
Apples are added to pie dish and scattered with cinnamon
Blackberries are placed evenly on top of apples
Blackberries are placed evenly on top of apples
Sugar is scattered over pie filling
Sugar is scattered over pie filling
Rolled pastry is laid on pie dish
Rolled pastry is laid on pie dish
Pastry is trimmed and crimped
Pastry is trimmed and crimped
Pie is glazed, a steam vent is cut and it is ready for the oven
Pie is glazed, a steam vent is cut and it is ready for the oven
  1. Put your oven on to preheat to 425F/210C and pour the lemon juice in to a large glass bowl. Add the freshly peeled and chopped apples and carefully stir them around with a wooden spoon. The idea here is to prevent the apples browning before you can get the pie fully assembled and in to the oven.
  2. Lay the apples evenly in the base of your pie dish and scatter with the cinnamon.
  3. Arrange the whole (washed) blackberries on top of the apples.
  4. Scatter the sugar evenly over the assembled pie filling.
  5. Roll the pastry out that it is slightly larger than your pie dish. Lay it on top of the dish, trim to size and crimp the edges.
  6. Sit the pie on a deep roasting tray and glaze with beaten egg. Make a vent in the centre for steam to escape during cooking.
  7. Put the pie in to the oven for thirty-five to forty minutes, until the pastry is beautifully golden.

Serving the Apple, Blackberry and Cinnamon Pie

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Apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie is taken from the ovenApple and blackberry filling is laid on a serving platePastry is laid on top of the apples and blackberriesWhipped cream is spooned on to the chilled pie portion
Apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie is taken from the oven
Apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie is taken from the oven
Apple and blackberry filling is laid on a serving plate
Apple and blackberry filling is laid on a serving plate
Pastry is laid on top of the apples and blackberries
Pastry is laid on top of the apples and blackberries
Whipped cream is spooned on to the chilled pie portion
Whipped cream is spooned on to the chilled pie portion
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Delicious as they are, pies are not the only way of crafting summer fruit harvests in to delicious desserts. This great book gives you more than enough ideas to keep you busy cooking up awesome desserts all summer long, ensuring none of your summer fruits go to waste.

 
  1. Take the roasting tray with the pie on it from the oven and - even if you intend eating it hot - leave it to cool slightly for about fifteen minutes. If you are eating it hot, you may wish to serve it with ice cream but the recommendation for this pie is definitely to leave it to cool completely and then even refrigerate it to serve it super cool, perhaps outdoors at the end of a grill party. It really tastes much better served this way with whipped cream.
  2. Hot or cold, cut the pastry in to four serving portions and carefully lift each piece to a large dinner plate.
  3. Spoon the apples and blackberries in to four deep plates and lay the pastry on top.
  4. Add the whipped cream - or accompaniment of choice - and garnish if appropriate with the mint sprigs.

A sprig of mint makes an attractive garnish for this chilled apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie with whipped cream
A sprig of mint makes an attractive garnish for this chilled apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie with whipped cream

Thank you for visiting and reading!

5 stars from 4 ratings of this apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie recipe

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    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Hi, cardelean and thanks for visiting and commenting. It's great that you have access to blackberries as a huge part of the thinking behind this page was finding ways to use up summer fruits to which we have access, as well as varying the apple pie concept. Hope you create something that you and the family enjoy.

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      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Sounds like a delicious combination. I love apple pie and my sister has huge blackberry bushes growing in her yard that are full of blackberries. Looks like I'll be making this one soon! I'm also a big fan of putting cinnamon in just about every pie. It just seems to add a little something extra to it. Thanks for sharing your culinary knowledge!

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      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      So true, ktrapp. It only takes a few extra seconds and really does make a big difference on the plate. Good luck with using the idea.

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thanks, Purple Perl for visiting, congrats and vote. Appreciate it.

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      Kristin Trapp 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Why is it that the simple ideas are often the brilliant ones? Removing and replacing the pastry on top does make for a clean presentation. Since I have served up a few pieces of crushed pie in my lifetime, I will definitely use this tip!

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Hi, ktrapp and thank you. The idea of removing the pastry first is simply that I think it improves on presentation. Otherwise, the pastry can become a little bit crushed and squeezed in to the filling, rather than sitting nicely on the top.

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      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thank you again, Letitia. I'm glad this idea maybe helps you out with any blackberry supply problems. I hope you get the chance to enjoy them combined with the cinnamon.

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      Purple Perl 

      6 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Gordonhamilton, great pics and absolutely amazing recipe! Congrats on your win! Voted you up!

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      Kristin Trapp 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      This is beautiful and so interesting that you remove the pastry after baking and then replace a piece of it on top of each serving of baked fruit. It looks amazingly delicious!

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      LetitiaFT 

      6 years ago from Paris via California

      Nothing beats the taste of blackberries. On the rare occasions I've spent holidays in areas with blackberries, I've done all blackberry tarts, but they're hard to come by otherwise. This is great because you get the exquisite aroma with just a few. I would never have thought of marrying blackberries and cinnamon, but it sounds wonderful. Bravo for your tantalizing photos as well.

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thank you for visit and congratulations, Letitia. Good luck in your search - enjoy!

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thank you, Simone. Although desserts are not something I eat too often, this was definitely one I enjoyed. Hope you get to enjoy a mixed fruit pie soon.

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thank you twoseven and I'm glad you like the apple/blackberry combination. I hope you enjoy a bumper harvest in your area this year and you get to make the most of them.

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      I hope you enjoy it when you give it a try, pstraubie. You are of course right about baked fruits and the possible variations make them alkl the more appealing. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Hi, Paul and thank you. The crust is delicious and I would say that it is as good as homemade pastry, if different. As well as varying the fillings in this dish, I think varying the pastry further helps keep it fresh and appealing.

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      LetitiaFT 

      6 years ago from Paris via California

      Pie looks terrific as do the photos that illustrate it. Makes me feel like running out to find some blackberries to pick and grind some cinnamon bark! Congratulations on your win.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      What a beautiful pie! This looks and sounds positively delicious. I love the mixture of different fruits you've included... I've never had a pie that incorporates multiple ingredients quite like this!

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      twoseven 

      6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      This looks delicious! Great pictures. I personally love the combination of apples and blackberries, and I hope they will be plentiful this summer!

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      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Oh, my. This looks so good. Baked fruit creations are unparalleled in their capacity to satisfy a sweet treat fix. Thank you for sharing this. I will be giving it a try soon.

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      Paul Edmondson 

      6 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Looks delicious. How does the puffy pastry crust taste? Is it as good as homemade?

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