Picnic Pie Recipe

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Health IndexAverageCuisine
DishMain Ingredient


 Veal8 Ounce
 Chump end of pork8 Ounce
 Streaky bacon slices2 , diced
 Potato1 Small, diced
 Garlic clove1 Small, crushed
 Dried thyme1 Pinch
 Ground allspice1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Stock1 Tablespoon
 Chopped parsley2 Tablespoon
 Shortcrust pastry6 Ounce
 Egg1 , beaten

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1334 Calories from Fat 628

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107.7%

Saturated Fat 27.3 g136.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 609.8 mg203.3%

Sodium 1700.4 mg70.9%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.5%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 125 g249.8%

Vitamin A 56.2% Vitamin C 115.4%

Calcium 15.7% Iron 28.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat the oven to 400°F (Gas Mark 6, 200°C).
Trim excess fat from the meat and cut the meat into small pieces.
Place it in a large bowl and mix in all the remaining ingredients with the exception of the pastry and beaten egg Cut off one third of the pastry and set the rest aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the smaller piece of pastry.
Using a saucepan lid as a guide, cut out a circle 8 inches in diameter.
Place on a baking sheet.
Knead the pastry trimmings lightly into the remaining pastry.
Roll out and cut a circle 9 inches in diameter, again using a suitably sized plate or lid as a guide.
Pile the prepared meat mixture onto the smaller pastry round on the baking sheet, leaving a clear 1/2 inch border around the edge.
Brush the border with beaten egg.
Lift the larger pastry round, over a rolling pin, and cover the meat.
Pinch the pastry edges together firmly to seal, then decorate.
Knead and roll out the pastry trimmings and cut into leaf shapes to decorate the top of the pie.
Make a steam hole in the centre and glaze the pie all over with beaten egg.
Bake the pie for 1.0 minutes then reduce heat to 350°F (Gas Mark 4, 180°C) and bake for a further 65 minutes, or until the pie is golden brown.
Cover the pie with foil if it seems to be browning too much before the end of the cooking time.
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