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Recipe: Vanessa Fletcher’s super sweet berry and apple Valentine pie

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Get straight to the point this Valentine’s Day, and avoid sending mixed messages, with this super sweet (in every sense) Valentine pie from big-hearted Vanessa Fletcher.

Recipe by Vanessa Fletcher, styling by Klara Fletcher as part of a Valentine’s Day menu for two.


Super sweet berry and apple Valentine pie

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Preparation Time20 MINUTES

Cooking Time30 MINUTES

Resting Time20 MINUTES

Serves4

LevelMedium


ingredients

For the filling
500g mixed frozen berries, thawed slightly
2 green apples, cored and diced
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp almond meal
3 tbsp honey

For the pastry
170g plain flour (1 ½ cups)
55g caster sugar (1/3 cup)
125g unsalted butter (cold and diced)
1 egg yolk
1 egg, for egg wash

To serve
vanilla ice-cream

You’ll need
alphabet cookie cutters
small baking dish/pie dish

1

This is a super-easy pie to make. You’ll see the filling is relatively simple and doesn’t require any additional sugar apart from honey; the fruit is quite sweet already. If you don’t have much time, you can use premade pastry sheets instead of making pastry from scratch.

2

Start by making the pastry. Sift the flour and sugar together, then in a food processor blitz with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

3

Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and with a knife, stir in the egg yolk and a couple of teaspoons of water if needed. Too much water will make the pastry crumbly, so only add one spoon at a time.

4

After this, bring the mixture together with your hand into a dough ball, wrap with cling film and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.

5

While the pastry is resting, making the filling. In a mixing bowl, add all of the filling ingredients together and combine well.

6

Take the pastry out of the fridge and divide in half. On a flour-dusted surface, roll out two discs, one each for the bottom and top of the pie.

7

Line the baking dish with the bottom piece. Let the pastry hang over the edges. It helps to create a seal when you add the top layer.

8

With the piece for the top, use cookie cutters to cut out some sweet words –’ I proper fancy you’, ‘I like you berry much’, ‘make pie not war’, whatever takes your fancy.

9

Place the pie lid on top sealing the bottom and top edges together, cut away any excess. Lightly whisk one egg in a cup for a light egg wash.

10

Into the oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius and that’s it. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Preparation Time20 MINUTES

Cooking Time30 MINUTES

Resting Time20 MINUTES

Serves4

LevelMedium


ingredients

For the filling
500g mixed frozen berries, thawed slightly
2 green apples, cored and diced
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp almond meal
3 tbsp honey

For the pastry
170g plain flour (1 ½ cups)
55g caster sugar (1/3 cup)
125g unsalted butter (cold and diced)
1 egg yolk
1 egg, for egg wash

To serve
vanilla ice-cream

You’ll need
alphabet cookie cutters
small baking dish/pie dish

1

This is a super-easy pie to make. You’ll see the filling is relatively simple and doesn’t require any additional sugar apart from honey; the fruit is quite sweet already. If you don’t have much time, you can use premade pastry sheets instead of making pastry from scratch.

2

Start by making the pastry. Sift the flour and sugar together, then in a food processor blitz with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

3

Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and with a knife, stir in the egg yolk and a couple of teaspoons of water if needed. Too much water will make the pastry crumbly, so only add one spoon at a time.

4

After this, bring the mixture together with your hand into a dough ball, wrap with cling film and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.

5

While the pastry is resting, making the filling. In a mixing bowl, add all of the filling ingredients together and combine well.

6

Take the pastry out of the fridge and divide in half. On a flour-dusted surface, roll out two discs, one each for the bottom and top of the pie.

7

Line the baking dish with the bottom piece. Let the pastry hang over the edges. It helps to create a seal when you add the top layer.

8

With the piece for the top, use cookie cutters to cut out some sweet words –’ I proper fancy you’, ‘I like you berry much’, ‘make pie not war’, whatever takes your fancy.

9

Place the pie lid on top sealing the bottom and top edges together, cut away any excess. Lightly whisk one egg in a cup for a light egg wash.

10

Into the oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius and that’s it. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Get straight to the point this Valentine’s Day, and avoid sending mixed messages, with this super sweet (in every sense) Valentine pie from big-hearted Vanessa Fletcher.

Recipe by Vanessa Fletcher, styling by Klara Fletcher as part of a Valentine’s Day menu for two.


Super sweet berry and apple Valentine pie

1

This is a super-easy pie to make. You’ll see the filling is relatively simple and doesn’t require any additional sugar apart from honey; the fruit is quite sweet already. If you don’t have much time, you can use premade pastry sheets instead of making pastry from scratch.

2

Start by making the pastry. Sift the flour and sugar together, then in a food processor blitz with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

3

Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and with a knife, stir in the egg yolk and a couple of teaspoons of water if needed. Too much water will make the pastry crumbly, so only add one spoon at a time.

4

After this, bring the mixture together with your hand into a dough ball, wrap with cling film and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.

5

While the pastry is resting, making the filling. In a mixing bowl, add all of the filling ingredients together and combine well.

6

Take the pastry out of the fridge and divide in half. On a flour-dusted surface, roll out two discs, one each for the bottom and top of the pie.

7

Line the baking dish with the bottom piece. Let the pastry hang over the edges. It helps to create a seal when you add the top layer.

8

With the piece for the top, use cookie cutters to cut out some sweet words –’ I proper fancy you’, ‘I like you berry much’, ‘make pie not war’, whatever takes your fancy.

9

Place the pie lid on top sealing the bottom and top edges together, cut away any excess. Lightly whisk one egg in a cup for a light egg wash.

10

Into the oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius and that’s it. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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