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Spotlight Week – Cutlery-free Fruit Pies

The final blog in Spotlight Week is how to turn your favourite fruit pies into cutlery-free delights, that can be easily enjoyed by hand.


  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 100g berries


For the base:

  • 85g butter
  • 115g light brown sugar (optional or reduce to half)
  • 1 egg
  • 115g self-raising flour


For the topping:

  • 50g butter
  • 100g flour
  • 50g sugar (optional or reduce to half)


Optional: Cinnamon or oats to add to the taste and texture of the crumble topping!


  • Start by rolling out your pastry, cutting them to size and placing them in the tart tin.
  • Slowly fill each case with the filling of your choice.
  • Top pies generously with the crumble mix.
  • In a preheated oven, bake for 25 minutes at 160 to 180 degrees, gas mark 4.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with a simple dipping pot of custard or creme fraiche with honey.


Click the link below to follow Avery’s Head of Hospitality and Culinary, Simon Lawrence

Please note: This initiative is not a replacement to current daily seasonal menus but a possible alternative with the same nutritional value should a resident struggle at mealtimes.

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