Blackcurrant and Peach Pie

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sweet Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1985

  • About

I love the sharp, refreshing flavour of blackcurrants and the intense purple juice which comes from them when they are cooked. I always feel they are doing me good! In this recipe, mixed with peaches and topped with rich, crisp and flaky pastry, they are heavenly.


For the pastry

  • 4 oz (100 g) plain flour
  • 4 oz (100 <


To make the pastry, sift the flour, cornflour, icing sugar and salt into a bowl. Hold the frozen butter in its wrapping and coarsely grate it on to the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir the butter roughly into the flour mixture. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the cold water, and, using a knife, fold into the flour mixture a little at a time. Then gather the dough up with your hands and pre