Review of Lidl Bramley Apple Pies

On a recent trip to Lidl I found myself in their cake section. Now, if I’m honest I didn’t expect to find anything suitable for a dairy free diet. I was proved wrong as their own brand apple pies were indeed dairy free. There was only thing for it accidentally place them in my shopping basket to try later on as a sweet treat.

I liked the simplicity the bright green colour packaging. To front of the packaging is a picture of their apple pies, one of which is open with its apple contents cascading out. I just wanted to dive in and give them a try. Onto the ingredients list wheat, sodium metabisulphite and sulphur dioxide are highlighted as allergens in the ingredients list. There is also a may contain warning for nuts.

On opening the packaging I was greeted by an aroma that I associate with apple pies. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. The apple pies are of a good size. To the top you have a slightly crunchy looking short crust pastry topped with a little dusting of sugar. This becomes thinner towards the bottom. On checking underneath a slight soggy bottom was noted. This got an immediate thumbs down from me as I don’t like a soggy bottom.

On biting into the apple pie I got a slight crunch followed by crumbliness then a slight sogginess from the pastry at the bottom of the pie. Onto the filling there was a good quantity of apple pieces coated in what I would describe as a lightly seasoned syrup. The apple was slightly crunchy and worked perfectly with the gluppy syrup. The flavour of the filling was very nice. It was slightly sweet from the syrup but this was nicely complimented by the slight tartness from the apple. I have to admit by being surprised by these apple pies. They were very nice but sadly their slight soggy bottom just let them down just a little.

So would I recommend these Lidl apple pies if you follow a dairy free diet? Yes I would despite the soggy bottom as it is great to be able to have an everyday apple pie. So thank you Lidl for producing an apple pie that I can have.

78 Comments

  1. July 20, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Ahh that’s pretty cool, good find! If they were in a different supermarket with all the dairy-free labels they would be expensive

    • July 20, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Very true at least double the price no doubt.

  2. July 21, 2017 / 5:59 am

    That’s brilliant that they are tasty and dairy free – therefore perfect for a whole family to enjoy 🙂 #ThatFridayLinky

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Indeed and a bargain at the same time 😊

  3. engrreginald
    July 21, 2017 / 6:31 am

    these Lidl apple pies is great, though haven’t had a bit of it, from what many say about it, I will have to try it someday.

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, you should give them a try. Let me know what you think.

  4. July 21, 2017 / 6:37 am

    it looks so mouthwatering.. Had apple pies 3 years ago when i worked in Chicago. Now I am back in India (home) and now you have made me go hunting for a good apple pie.. Wish a get a good one!

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Oh I hope you manage to hunt down an apple pie to enjoy. I never managed to find a dairy free pie when I was in Chicago.

  5. elsiepointe
    July 21, 2017 / 7:31 am

    Not a fan of apple tarts (banana tarts all the way!) but these look scrumptious. And it’s dairy-free so that’s awesome..

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Oh banana tarts I want to try one as I’ve never had one. It’s always good to find s new dairy free find.

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Hi, I hope you do get to try these pies. Please let me know what you think.

  6. diynige
    July 21, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I have eaten these and they are so yummy great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Hi, they are indeed nice and great with a nice cup of tea.

  7. July 21, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Nice and honest review!! Though I am not a big fun of apple pie 🙂

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you. What’s your favourite pie?

  8. Divyanka
    July 21, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I think the crunchiness is the amazing add on in these pies! Would surely like to taste it!

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Hi, yes a great combination of textures just s shame about the soggy bottom. I hope you get to try these.

  9. July 21, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    It can be hard to follow a dairy free diet but glad that you keep bringing such reviews to assist many

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Hi, it sure is. My blog gives me a great excuse to try new foods 😊.

  10. July 21, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I have been meaning to go to Lidl for weeks to do my meal prep. So thanks for reminding me. I know a friend who will like these pies. So might pick her up some if i find them. Ty for sharing

    • July 21, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Hi, I’m sure your friend will enjoy these, don’t carried away in Lidl 😊.

  11. July 22, 2017 / 4:11 am

    I really liked your description of the pies. Makes you want to eat them right away. Would love try them out. Thank you for sharing.

    • July 22, 2017 / 7:08 am

      Hi, sorry if I made you a little hungry. Thank you for your kind comments and I’m glad that you found the description helpful.

  12. July 22, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Oh my word. They look delicious!

    • July 22, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Hi, they are indeed a nice apple pie to enjoy as a treat.

  13. July 22, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Wow these pies looks so crunchy muchy types. Really wish if i can take a bite. Kidos will love to eat these apple pie. It healthy and tasty option for kidos. Love to try these pies for my kids

    • July 22, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Hi, these pies certainly have a combination of textures, sadly a slightly soggy bottom but overall a nice sweet treat to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. July 22, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Looks good. How can I get them.

    • July 22, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Hi, They are from Lidl.

  15. July 22, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I am getting hungry, need to try this 🙂

  16. July 22, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Love – love – love apple pies! It looks so delicious!

  17. maryosadolor
    July 22, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    It’s really nice to be able to find this in lidl, this is getting quality at a very reasonable price. Thanks.

    • July 22, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Hi, it sure is. I have learnt to check own brand just in case because sometimes you can hit the jackpot.

  18. July 24, 2017 / 6:30 am

    Interesting. I don’t have a problem with dairy, but I’m sure this article will be helpful to others so sharing it right now.

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Hi, fingers crossed it will do it’s always good to share new finds.

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Hi, I hope that it didn’t make you too hungry. Thanks for stopping by.

  19. July 24, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Yummy. It made me hungry.

    • July 27, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      It sure was, you should give it a try.

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Who doesn’t like a nice apple pie 😊

  20. NHTECH
    July 24, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I love cake its really nice..

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:22 am

      So do I like a nice cake especially with a nice cup of tea.

  21. July 25, 2017 / 4:45 am

    Oh, That looks good! I am fond of apple pies, but due to my schedule, I cant find time making homemade ones. and in my place, there’s no premade apple pie in stores. too bad for us then. 🙁
    But sometimes, I love making the apple tart that looks like a rose. My fiance loves it! 😀

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Oh I wish that I could make an apple tart that looked like a rose. Sometimes it’s nice to cheat and have a shop bought pie.

  22. July 25, 2017 / 5:53 am

    These pies look so yummy!

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:24 am

      They’re not bad.

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:25 am

      I know how exciting I think I may have a few more in the future 😊

  23. July 25, 2017 / 6:13 am

    I do our weekly shop at Lidl, I’ll have to try these out! #twinklytuesday

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:25 am

      I hope that you enjoy these. I found a few gems in Lidl recently.

  24. July 25, 2017 / 8:19 am

    This is great. My daughter has a dairy intolerance so these sound perfect for her #TwinklyTuesday

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Hi, I hope that you can find them for your daughter to try. Please let me know what she thinks.

  25. July 25, 2017 / 9:49 am

    nice review thanks for sharing this

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:28 am

      No problem. Do you like apple pies?

  26. July 25, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Good review, pinkiebag. If you really like the pies except for the soggy bottom, you might try putting them on a baking tray and popping them into a hot oven for a few minutes.

    • July 25, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Hi, thank you. I did try this as well but it didn’t really help on this occasion.

  27. July 26, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Wow these pies looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • July 27, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      They are not bad you should give them a try.

  28. July 26, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Love that it’s dairy free and looks delicious I love apple 😋

    • July 27, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      It’s a nice bonus that I didn’t expect. If you love apple you should give these a try.

  29. July 27, 2017 / 6:31 am

    Wow, nice product. What I like about is its dairy free. Time to check this out and try for myself.

    • July 27, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Hi, I was chuffed to find these pies a great dairy free free find. Please let me know what you think.

    • July 27, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Hi, I was surprised by my find. I hope you find it to try. Please let me know what you think.

  30. Zarah
    July 27, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Man those look yummy! I’m trying to go vegan little by little so a non dairy product is bomb!

  31. July 30, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Haha! I don’t think many people like soggy bottoms 🙂 The apple pies do look fab, we have some – not the same brand – and I think I may just treat myself to one in a bit. Fab review! #DreamTeam

    • July 30, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Enjoy your apple pie 😊

  32. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    August 22, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    oh no, not a soggy bottom! I haven’t tried Lidl apple pies but have tried most other supermarket own brand so will buy these next time to try out (soggy bottom and all!) #mmbc

    • August 23, 2017 / 5:31 am

      I know boo to a soggy bottom. If you do give these pies a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  33. November 15, 2017 / 8:09 am

    i’m not a big fan of apple pies, but the look of these mini ones seem to be a pleasing accompaniment to hot teas. i wouldn’t mind having some of these for either breakfast or afternoon tea session.

    • November 16, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      They would be nice for an afternoon tea.

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