Traditional Bilberry Pie

Traditional Bilberry Pie

Bilberries are truly a northern fruit and though they look like blueberries, they are not. Make our lattice pie and discover​ how lovely they are.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Step 2

    Butter a 9" ovenproof dish.
  3. Step 3

    Make the pastry via the following instructions or use a premade pastry.
  4. Step 4

    Once the pastry is rested divide into two. Roll out one half into a circle to line the pie dish. Roll out the remaining pastry into another circle large enough to cover the pie dish and cut into 2.5cm/ 1 " strips.
  5. Step 5

    Place the pie dish and strips into the fridge for 20 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Place the sugar into a large baking bowl. Take the apple quarters and slice thickly then add to the sugar and mix together.
  7. Step 7

    Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a gentle heat. Add the apple and sugar mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Add the bilberries and cook for a further 2 minutes. Leave to cool.
  8. Step 8

    Fill the pie dish with the cooled fruit mixture, weave the pastry strips onto the top of the pie filling to create a lattice and seal the edges by crimping together tightly. 
  9. Step 9

    Brush the pastry top with a little lightly beaten egg then sprinkle with the fine/caster sugar.
  10. Step 10

    Bake for 20 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the fruit tender.
  11. Step 11

    Serve with thick cream or ice cream.