Vegetarian Pithivier Recipe With Butternut Squash

Butternut squash and gruyère pithivier

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This pithivier is a vegetarian centerpiece to impress everyone. The butternut squash and gruyère make a deliciously rich filling for the golden puff pastry



  • all-butter puff pastry 750g
  • olive oil
  • butternut squash 500g, peeled, seeds scooped out and thinly sliced
  • sage leaves 12
  • gruyère 150g, grated
  • egg 1, beaten


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180/gas 4. Roll out the pastry and cut out 8 rounds, each roughly the size of a small side plate. Lay 4 on an oiled baking sheet and chill them all while you make the filling.

  • Step 2

    Heat a pan of water and briefly cook the slices of squash, a couple of minutes will do. Drain and steam dry. Heat a little oil and fry the sage leaves until they crisp up. Crumble 4 leaves into the gruyère cheese and mix.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle the centre of each pastry circle with a little grated cheese. Layer slices of the squash with the grated gruyère and plenty of seasoning. Make sure the piles of filling are roughly dome-shaped and then wet the edge of the pastry circles. Drape another circle on top and press it firmly to seal it. Brush the pastry tops with beaten egg and mark a spiral or criss-cross pattern lightly into the pastry top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden and cooked through. Serve with the extra sage.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 931
  • Fat 59.6g
  • Carbs 74.3g
  • Fibre 2g
  • Protein 23.8g
  • Salt 2.2g