Autumn Pie with Almond Crust

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Appears in
A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

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The point of this recipe is the pastry which is made with ground almonds. It is rich and lemon flavoured and really melts in your mouth. You need not put the spice on the filling if you do not want to, but it makes the apples taste less usual.


  • about 4 large cooking apples
  • ½ lb blackberries (225 g) (optional)


Peel the apples and cut into very small pieces, lay them on a large metal or earthenware plate or a shallow flan dish with the sultanas and blackberries. Sprinkle all over with brown sugar and the spices.

Stir the ground almonds and flour, salt and lemon peel together in a mixing bowl. Cut the lard and butter into this mixture and then rub it in with your fingers. Add the lemon juice un