Black and blue crumble pie
2 HOURS 15 MINUTES + CHILLING SERVES 8-10 | EASY
I’ve tested this recipe many times, just to make sure it was perfect. Nothing to do with the fact I loved it so much and just wanted to eat it again. It is also one of the easier pie recipes – just a single crust, easy filling and a quick-to-put-together crumble topping.
flaky pie dough Ω quantity (see recipe p44) plain flour for dusting egg 1, lightly beaten demerara sugar for sprinkling CARDAMOM CRUMBLE plain flour 100g ground cardamom 1 tsp caster sugar 35g light brown sugar 35g unsalted butter 75g
BERRY FILLING blueberries 375g (defrosted if frozen) blackberries 375g (defrosted if frozen) caster sugar 160g lemon Ω, juiced cornflour 4 tbsp
• Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
• Make the pastry following the flaky pie dough recipe on page 44. On a lightly floured worksurface, roll out one of the discs into a circle 2-3mm thick and 5cm wider than the pie tin. Roll the pastry onto the rolling pin and carefully drape into the pie tin, trimming the excess so that there is an overhang of about 2.5cm. Roll up the overhang into a sausage sitting around the pie plate and, using the thumb and forefinger of one hand and the forefinger of the other, crimp the pie every 5cm, and chill until the pastry is firm. Prick the base all over with a fork, line with a crumpled sheet of baking paper and fill with baking beans or rice. Brush the crimped edge of the pie with the beaten egg and sprinkle with a little demerara sugar. Bake for 20 minutes before removing the baking beans and baking for a further 10 minutes until the base is turning a light golden brown. Brush the inside of the pie with more beaten egg, coating the entire base, and bake for another 2 minutes. This helps prevent a soggy base with wet fillings.
• To make the crumble, mix together the flour, cardamom and sugars. Add the butter and rub together until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Put the crumble mixture in the fridge until needed.
• For the filling, add all the ingredients to a bowl and toss together. Pour into the blind-baked pie case and scatter over the crumble mixture. Put the pie onto a baking tray and into the oven. Reduce the temperature to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and bake for 60 minutes or until the crumble and pastry are golden and the filling is bubbling. If the pastry edge starts to brown too much before the filling is cooked, cover with foil. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before serving.
PER SERVING (FOR 10) 400 KCALS | FAT 17.4G SATURATES 10.6G | CARBS 54.6G | SUGARS 30.2G FIBRE 3.1G | PROTEIN 3.9G | SALT 0.3G