The cutest pies you ever will see

Last weekend I decided to bite the bullet and start the arduous task of clearing out my kitchen cupboards; if you know me and my love of kitsch kitchenalia, you can imagine the task I was facing.  As I was routing around, deep within one particular cupboard, I unearthed these adorable pocket pie moulds I bought while in America last year.  Rather than place them neatly back in their dark coffin, I decided to dust them off and utilise the blackberries and apples currently residing in my fridge and make me some pocket pies.

Now, I know apple and blackberry are an autumnal match made in heaven but judging by the weather we’ve been seeing in Newcastle lately it looks like September has graced us with her presence early this year.

Aren’t they just the sweetest? I can’t believe I went for so long without using these adorable little things.  Now, if you excuse me, I think I have some peaches and cherries begging for a new pastry based home…

Blackberry & Apple Pocket Pies

(Adapted from BBC Good Food Magazine)


Ingredients:

425g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry (I made my own)

2 Bramley apples , peeled, cored and chopped

2 tbsp light brown sugar plus extra for sprinkling

150g punnet blackberries 

thick cream, to serve 

  

Method:

Heat oven to 200C or fan 180C.  Dust a work surface with icing sugar, then unroll the pastry and using your pie moulds cut out four pie cases.  If you don’t have pie moulds you can cut out four circles using a small side plate as a template.

Combine the apples, sugar and blackberries and put a small pile on each pie or pastry circle. Dampen the edge of the pastry, then fold over to encase the fruit. If not using a mould pinch and fold the pastry over along one edge to make a pasty shape. Slash each pasty 3 times, lift onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 mins or until puffed and golden. Serve with cream. 

28 Comments

  1. Kate@katescakesandbakes
    July 18, 2011 / 11:59 am

    Most definitely, one hundred percent, absolutely THE cutest, sweetest mini pies I've ever seen. Booking a flight ticket to America to pick up my own versions as we speak….

  2. MissMathful
    July 18, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    they look amazing, so good for doing individual desserts, sometimes a full size can look really messy :Dwww.missmathful.blogspot.com

  3. Nicole
    July 18, 2011 / 12:20 pm

    So cute!Kisses from Hong Kong,Nicole

  4. Kc
    July 18, 2011 / 12:46 pm

    Gosh now I want pie!! They are so cute and I'm so jealous of your little pie presses. Argh I want one! :)Kchttp://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

  5. Mal
    July 18, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    Adorable! I bought the lattice pie mold at a williams sonoma sale, and really don't use it enough! Thank you for reminding me of ithttp://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

  6. Ashlae
    July 18, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    I got the lattice mold a few months ago and love it! I made about 5 pies and froze them – whenever I get the urge for pie, I take one out an bake it. It's the perfect size!

  7. Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream)
    July 18, 2011 / 3:05 pm

    Very cute indeed! Look too good to eat

  8. Anonymous
    July 18, 2011 / 4:31 pm

    These are absolutely lovely!

  9. How To Be Perfect
    July 18, 2011 / 5:20 pm

    These really are seriously cute pies, I have the heart shaped pocket pie mould and haven't used it for ages. You have inspired me to dig it out. I love the lattice one! x

  10. Anonymous
    July 18, 2011 / 5:40 pm

    These are adorable! xoxo

  11. daisychain
    July 18, 2011 / 6:00 pm

    oh goodness, too cute!

  12. Manderley
    July 18, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    Que originales te han quedado y muy ricos!xo

  13. Jo
    July 18, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    Those are the cutest pies I have ever seen!! Going to keep my eyes peeled for pocket pie moulds.

  14. Nora
    July 18, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    They are SO cute! I really want those pie moulds now. I think it's possibly only my teeny tiny kitchen that stops me buying mountains of cute kitchen things!

  15. Janice
    July 18, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    They are so pretty. Food that looks good, usually tastes better too. Love the lattice one.

  16. Hazel
    July 18, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    These look delicious! I'm feeling inspired now 🙂

  17. Heidi
    July 19, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    Those are so adorable!! I need to go looking for some cute pie molds because those are incredibly cute and add so much to the pies. Love the apple and blackberry filling too, sounds delicious!

  18. The Procrastobaker
    July 19, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    You wernt joking when you said these were the cutest pies ive ever seen!! They really are absolutely beautiful, and even ignoring that they sound DELICIOUS! Gorgeous recipe Katie, as always 🙂

  19. devorelebeaumonstre.
    July 19, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    those are SO cute. xdevorelebeaumonstre.com

  20. night_child80
    July 20, 2011 / 3:11 am

    That is too cute! I am going to hunt for some pie moulds like those now.

  21. Maria
    July 20, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    I am in love! These are adorable :)Maria xxx

  22. Kati
    July 22, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    So cute! I love these little pies!

  23. Drink More Tea
    July 26, 2011 / 11:29 am

    Another kitchen tool I now Must have

  24. Lucy
    July 26, 2011 / 6:08 pm

    These are so cute! Heading to America next week – hope I can find some moulds to make delicious pies too.

  25. electricpurpa
    August 1, 2011 / 8:04 am

    Hello, i just found your blog and i find it amazing, amusing, and very inspiring. Love them great photos and delicious recipes 🙂

  26. We love Sweet stuff
    August 4, 2011 / 9:51 am

    I love it!!!

  27. Anonymous
    August 4, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Those are aso cute! Do you know where I could get them??

  28. elenareviews
    August 8, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    So cute…2 wonderful mini-pies for 2 wonderful daughters…my daughters.

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