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Recipe for A Great Pye by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect A Great Pye. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 1 hr 50 min to make this recipe. The A Great Pye recipe should make enough food for 6 to 8 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this A Great Pye recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this A Great Pye recipe.

Ingredients for A Great Pye

  • 1 pound short crust pastry
  • 1 egg white, beaten until liquid
  • 1 pound boned breast of chicken, pigeon or wild duck and/or saddle of hare or rabbit
  • 1 pound minced beef
  • 2 tablespoons shredded suet
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 hard boiled egg yolks, crumbled
  • Spice mixture made of 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and mace and a pinch ground cloves
  • 1 ounce stone cooking dates, chopped
  • 1-ounce currants
  • 2 ounces stoned prunes, soaked and drained
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour or corn flour

Directions for A Great Pye

  1. Line a 9-inch pie plate with half of the pastry. Brush the inside with some of the egg white. Skin the pieces of the breast and other meat if necessary and parboil them gently in salted water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the minced beef, suet, salt and pepper, the egg yolks, and half of the spice mixture. Add the rest of the spices to the dried fruit in another bowl. Slice the parboiled meat.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  4. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the beef stock to the rice flour or corn flour in small saucepan and cream them together. Stir in the remaining stock and stir over gentle heat until thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside. Cover the bottom of the lined pastry pan with half of the minced mixture. Arrange the sliced meat in a layer over the top. Scatter the chopped spiced fruit over it and cover the remaining minced meat. Pour the thickened stock over the top.
  5. Roll out the remaining pastry into a round to make a lid for the pie. Brush the rim of the case with a little more egg white and cover with the lid. Press the edges to seal, and make escape slits for steam. Decorate with the pastry trimmings and glaze with the egg white. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before serving. Slice into individual pieces and serve warm or at room temperature.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this A Great Pye recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Steamer – Steamer may refer to:
  • Pie Recipes
  • Corn Recipes
  • Dairy Recipes
  • Grain Recipes
  • Beef – Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle.In prehistoric times, humans hunted aurochs and later domesticated them. Since then, numerous breeds of cattle have been bred specifically for the quality or quantity of their meat. Today, beef is the third most widely consumed meat in the world, after pork and poultry. As of 2018, the United States, Brazil, and China were the largest producers of beef.Beef can be prepared in various ways; cuts are often used for steak, which can be cooked to varying degrees of doneness, while trimmings are often ground or minced, as found in most hamburgers. Beef contains protein, iron, and vitamin B12. Along with other kinds of red meat, high consumption is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and coronary heart disease, especially when processed. Beef has a high environmental impact, being a primary driver of deforestation with the highest greenhouse gas emissions of any agricultural product.
  • Rice Recipes
  • Main Dish
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies Read Full Chef Bio Here .

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