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Devonshire squab pie

Devonshire squab pie

It's the traditional recipes that pack a real flavour punch and this Devonshire squab pie is no exception

  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Cooking: 60 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 450g/1lb lean lamb neck fillet, sliced
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2.5ml/½tsp ground mace
  • 2.5ml/½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 10ml/2tsp cornflour
  • 1 red apple, cored and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 8 dried ready-to-eat prunes, chopped
  • 10ml/2tsp light brown sugar
  • 150ml/¼pint good, hot lamb stock
  • 350g prepared shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

What you do:

  1. In a large bowl mix the lamb, seasoning, spices and cornflour together.
  2. Arrange the lamb, apple and onion in layers, Add the prunes, sugar and stock.
  3. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F.
  4. On a floured surface roll out the pastry large enough to fit over a 1.2L/2pint ovenproof pie dish. Dampen the edge of the dish with a little water and place the pastry on top of the dish. Trim off any excess pastry and press and crimp the edges to seal. Brush with the beaten egg and cook in the oven for 1 hour until golden brown.
  5. Serve the pie the traditional way with clotted cream, seasonal vegetables and potatoes.

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