We love a warm pie on cosy days. It’s also a really useful way of using up fruit that is near it’s best before date. We like to enjoy this easy and delicious pie recipe seasonally, by putting different fillings in, depending on what we have on hand and what’s in season.

What you’ll need

For the filling

250-450g of fresh fruit of your choice (we like strawberries, plums, apples, blackberries, peaches, pears or a combination of these!)

For the pastry

250g of plain sugar
175g plain flour
Pinch of Salt
85g butter
2-3 tbsp cold water

How to make it

For the filling

  1. Put the fruit and sugar into a pan and bring to a simmer, waiting for it to reduce into a thick consistency. If you’re using strawberries or peaches, you may need to add a tablespoon of corn flour to thicken it towards the end

  2. Take off the heat and chill until room temperature

For the pastry

  1. Put the flour and salt in a bowl and add the butter, cubed

  2. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs

  3. Using a knife, stir in just enough of the cold water to bind the dough together. Start with 1-2 tablespoons and add more if needed

  4. Gently knead the pastry in the bowl

  5. Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes

To bring it all together

  1. Roll out the pastry and place it on an oiled baking tray or baking paper

  2. Dollop the filling into the middle, and roughly fold the pastry around it to make a flattened bowl shape

  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking regularly

  4. We like to enjoy ours with a cup of tea and some ice cream