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Why Don’t You Make Organic Apple and Blackberry Bake

December 16, 2013 in Eat Local & Organic






Organic Apple and Blackberry Bake

One of the culinary highlights of autumn and early winter is to go in search of our wonderful old English apple varieties. Nothing compares to biting into a crisp, juicy apple that doesn’t have that disappointing woody taste of nothing at all! Neal’s Yard cheese shop in Covent Garden is my top tip for discovering our extraordinary apple heritage. Eating a delicious apple is one of life’s great, simple pleasures.  Eat them or loose them forever. It’s that simple.

I am lucky to be able to find gems such as Bleinheim Orange, Sir John Thornycroft and Isle of Wight Pippin.

If you picked and froze blackberries from your autumn rambles, even better!


300g organic cooking apples (peeled and cored)

80g soft organic butter

60g caster sugar

2 pinches of organic cinnamon powder

1 punnet or 150g blackberries

120g soft organic butter

90g caster sugar

2 organic eggs

120g almond powder


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (fan oven)
  • Press the soft butter to cover the base of a pie dish
  • Pour the sugar over the butter to cover, give it a light shake to cover evenly
  • Slice the apples into thick slices and arrange the apple slices to overlap and cover the base of dish
  • Sprinkle the blackberries onto the apples and set aside
  • Now beat the soft butter and the sugar together until pale and creamy
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time
  • Mix in the almond powder then spread the mix over the apple and berries
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 55mins to 1 hour
  • Leave to sit 10 mins before serving with a scoop of organic vanilla ice cream

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