I know christmas is over, but this pie is delicious and has its own gravy. It can be eaten hot, cold with pickles and freezes well.
It easily serves 8 if not 10 best tin is a 9in spring form cake tin.
The pastry is hot water pastry which is ridiculously easy to make.
4 finely sliced leeks
3 garlic cloves
250g mushrooms (chestnut are best)
450g mixed nuts (I used pecanGs, cashew walnut’s)
150g vacuum packed chestnut’s
150g cheese gruyere grated
100g fresh cranberries
150g dried cranberries
Fresh sage Rosemary thyme
275g plain flour (plus extra to roll out)
1 egg and 1 to glaze
4 Tbs cranberry sauce to glaze
1tbs tomato puree
500ml vegetable stock
Pinch brown sugar
Fry the leeks in hot oil with the garlic rosemary and thyme. For 4 to 5 mins. Add mushrooms , fresh cranberries and sage for another couple of minute’s. Reserve a couple of Tbs for the gravy. Then set aside.
Toast the nuts in the oven for about 10mins at 200c. Then blend them in a food processor until they are a coarse powder.
Blend the chestnuts until coarse.
Add nuts,chestnuts and cheese to the leeks and stir in eggs until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
For the pastry heat water and butter until the butter melts and the water boils.
Mix the flour salt and egg together then add the hot water mix quickly. Shape into a ball and leave to chill for 5mins.
Keep about 1/5 pastry to one side roll out the rest and line the cake tin, lava the pastry so its about 1n too big all round.
Put half the filling in then a layer of dried cranberries , finish with the rest of the filling.
Roll the remainder of the pastry into a lid place on the top, lift up the spare inch wrapover and crimp the edges together. Cut a slit in the middle to let out the steam.
Bake in the oven at 200c for about 40mins take out carefully remove from tin, brush with beaten egg and top with cranberry sauce, put back in the oven for 10mins.
For the gravy, melt butter and add reserved mixture and tomato puree cook on low heat for 3 mins add marmite flour Rosemary.
Gradually add stock and pinch of sugar season with salt pepper simmer 15mins till thickened.