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Apple and blackberry pie

A very delicious pie using seasonal apple and foraged berries, with the added ginger caramel sauce, making it extra special. 
Serve it with a good Vanilla Ice cream or double cream. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English


  • For the ginger caramel:
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 6 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp single cream
  • 1 tbsp Very Lazy ginger paste
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the apple blackberry & ginger puff pastry:
  • 1 x pre-rolled or pre-made puff pastry sheet
  • 2 x large Bramley apples
  • 1 x punnet of blackberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Very Lazy Ginger paste
  • 3 tbsp sugar


Caramel Sauce

  • Apple and blackberry pie
  • There are scientific & unscientific ways to make caramels and caramel sauces. The problem is, because a lot of sauce recipes are scientific (take the temperature here, check how many molecules there are etc), it has made making caramel sauces intimidating to most. In fact, caramel sauces are one of the simplest things to make and before you know it you’ll be making them in your sleep.
  • For this sauce, add the butter, sugar & golden syrup to a clean frying pan & allow to melt over a medium heat. Feel free to stir the sauce as much as you think it needs with a wooden spoon. You do after all want to ensure all the elements combine.
    Apple and blackberry pie ginger caramel
  • Once all melted, allow to bubble away for 4-5 minutes but still stir occasionally. At this point, add the cream, stir through & cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Finally, add the ginger & salt and allow to bubble away for a further 3 minutes. You’re done!
    Apple and blackberry pie ginger caramel
  • Either decant into a bowl or leave where it is. 
  • `Apples and Blackberries
  • Core apple
    Apple and blackberry pie
  • Core the apples & slice into chunks. Add to a bowl with the blackberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, nutmeg, coconut oil, Very Lazy ginger paste & sugar. Mix through till all ingredients are evenly dispersed.
    Apple and blackberry pie
  • Pour the mixture into individual baking tins or a larger baking tin. Cover with the puff pastry or blind baked vegan crust. Lightly brush milk over the puff pastry & make sure the edges are tucked in. 
    Apple and blackberry pie
  • Apple and blackberry pie
  • Bake for approximately 18-25 minutes (this will depend on your oven) at 190 degrees Celsius or until the pastry is golden & the fruit mixture is bubbling up around the edges.
    Apple and blackberry pie