Dog friendly fruit pie

by Barry Lewis


380g porridge oats / oat flour

3tbsp coconut oil, warmed

1tbsp honey, plus extra for brushing

40ml water, plus more as needed

250g blueberries, washed

250g strawberries, hulled & quartered

½ tbsp cornflour

1 egg, beaten

Ever wanted to make a completely dog friendly fruit pie? Well now you can! In fact, if you make this and it’s anything like my dog, they may feel a bit embarrassed at first to eat it as it’s a little more exciting than dog biscuits! Just make sure the fruit you add is something that your dog likes normally! But I think the honey pastry is definitely the popular part!

Dog friendly pie recipe

First up whizz up the porridge oats in a food processor (in batches if needed) until fine like a powder consistency. You can use oat flour if you prefer and skip this step.

Mix together the oats, honey water and coconut oil in a bowl with a spoon and stir until it comes together, if it is too dry add a little water at a time to create a dough that is mouldable.

Roll the dough out on some baking parchment nice and thin (ideally ¼ inch) then line a pie dish, saving some for a lattice topping. If making a lattice roll out any leftover pastry to a similar thickness and cut into strips. Place both the pie dish and the strips in the fridge to prevent drying out.

In a mixing bowl add the fruit, cornflour and a tbsp water, mix together to combine. Add the fruit into the lined dish and level out until even. Drape over the strips of pastry and lift the strips alternatively laying opposite each other to create a lattice shape. Cut away any sides and brush the top with egg wash. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 350f or equivalent, for the final 5 minutes, brush with a little honey and bake again until golden brown on top.

Allow the pie to cool fully before letting your dog have it. Let them have it in small portions, then freeze the rest for another day / portions / treats in a storage container until needed, allowing to thaw out to room temperature.

Play around with the fillings if your dog likes certain fruits!