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    You'll need about 6 pounds (2,75kg) to end up with the right amount of apples. You can use fresh or frozen blackberries. If using frozen, don't defrost before using. In the winter months, especially if you want to make this holiday-friendly, feel free to replace the blackberries with a few handfuls of fresh or frozen cranberries, or scatter bits of traditional mincemeat or quick mincemeat over the apple filling before covering the pie with the top layer of dough. I don't use too much sugar in the pie but if you have very tart apples, or like a sweeter filling, you can use 1 cup (200g) of sugar. I like to sprinkle the top generously with granulated (free-flowing) natural sugar, which goes by several names, but it's darker in color than white sugar and the large crystals give the pie a supremely satisfying crunch. Turbinado or demerara sugar fall into that category; in France, it's called cassonade. French people don't habitually add cinnamon to apple desserts, but if you'd like to do it, you're welcome to add a dusting of it to the apple and blackberry filling mixture.

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups (560g) flour
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder, (preferably aluminum-free)
    • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces, 340g) unsalted butter, (cubed and chilled)
    • 2/3 cup (160ml) ice water, (plus more if necessary)
    • 12 cups (3 pounds, 1,3kg) peeled, sliced or cubed apples
    • 2-3 cups (8-12 ounces, 225-340g) blackberries
    • 2/3 cup (170g) granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons Calvados, Cognac, or brandy, (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon milk
    • 3-4 tablespoons granulated natural sugar (see headnote), (or granulated sugar)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 504 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 24 g 37.04%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 72.43%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 61 mg 20.37%
    • Sodium: 306 mg 12.75%
    • Calcium: 28 mg 2.82%
    • Potassium: 198 mg 5.65%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 12.6%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 68 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 15.03%
    • Sugar: 29 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 16.1%
    • Vitamin C 16.13%
    • Vitamin D 0.05%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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