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.

76 thoughts on “Review of Lidl Bramley Apple Pies

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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! 😀

  8. 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

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