Relaxed apple and strawberry pie

A light and crumbly pastry encasing succulent apples and strawberries. This rustic pie is perfect for afternoon tea, dessert or even as a snack
Serves: 6
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hr 10 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 200g (7oz) plain flour, plus extra to dust


    • 125g (4oz) chilled butter, cubed


    • 60g (2oz) ground almonds


    • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten


    • 90g (3oz) golden caster sugar


    • 30g (1oz) white breadcrumbs


    • 3 tbs thickening granules


    • 3 eating apples, quartered and cored


    • 250g (8oz) strawberries, hulled and halved


    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon


    • Baking parchment


    • Large heavy baking sheet






    1. Put the flour into a food processor with the butter and whizz for a few seconds to breadcrumb stage. Add the ground almonds, egg and 2 tbs of the sugar, then whizz again until the mixture forms into a ball. Turn out, wrap pastry in cling film and chill for 30 mins.


    1. Set the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.


    1. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the pastry on a large sheet of floured baking parchment to a circle about 30cm (12in) in diameter. It’s very soft pastry, so don’t worry if it doesn’t roll out perfectly. Ease the parchment on to the baking tray.


    1. Sprinkle the centre of the pastry with breadcrumbs and thickening granules. Pile the prepared apples and strawberries on top, leaving a wide border, and sprinkle over the cinnamon.


    1. Gather the pastry up and over the fruit. Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar. Bake for 35-40 mins, until the pastry is golden and the fruit is tender.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 23.0g saturates 12.0g calories 456(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.