Lattice Berry Pie Recipe

Lattice Berry Pie Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

450 g

115 g

45 ml

30 ml

25 g

 

For the pastry

275 g

4 ml

115 g

40 g

75-90 ml

1

Berries, such as bilberries, blueberries and blackcurrants

Castor sugar

Corn flour

Fresh lemon juice

Butter, diced

 

 

Plain flour

Salt

Cold butter, diced

Cold vegetable fat or lard, diced

Iced water

Egg, beaten with 15ml water, for glazing

Method :
  • For the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl., Add the butter and fat and rub in until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in just enough water to bind. Form into two balls, wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Roll out one ball and use to line a 23cm pie dish, leaving a 1cm overhand. Brush the base with egg.
  • Mix all the filling ingredients together, except the butter (reserve a few berries for decoration). Spoon into the pastry case and dot with the butter. Brush egg around the pastry rim.
  • Preheat a baking sheet at 220oC/425oF/Gas 7. Roll out the remaining pastry on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. With a serrated pastry wheel, make 24 thin strips. Use the scraps to cut out leaf shapes, and mark veins. Weave the strips in a close lattice and transfer to the pie. Seal the edges and trim. Arrange the leaves around the rim. Brush with egg and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4 and bake the pie for a further 40-45 minutes. Decorate with berries.

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