Homity Pie Recipe

Homity pie

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Homely, hearty and wholesome, this traditional British pie makes the perfect vegetarian family meal

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Ingredients

  • floury potatoes 600g, peeled and cut into large dice
  • leeks 2, sliced
  • butter for frying
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • spinach 200g, chopped
  • soft cheese 5 tbsp
  • mature cheddar 150g, grated

PASTRY

  • plain flour 100g
  • wholemeal flour 100g
  • smoked paprika ¼ tsp
  • butter 100g, cubed and chilled
  • egg 1, beaten

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the pastry, put the flours, paprika, butter and 1/2 tsp salt in a food processor, and whizz until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and whizz until it forms a dough (add a splash of cold water to make it come together). Roll out and use to line a 20cm metal, loose-bottomed tin (a sponge tin is ideal). Chill.

  • Step 2

    Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water until just tender, then drain really well.

  • Step 3

    Cook the leeks with a knob of butter in a frying pan until soft, then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the spinach and cook until completely wilted, then stir in the soft cheese.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Tip the leeks, spinach and potatoes into a large bowl. Add 3⁄4 of the cheddar and lots of seasoning. Toss everything together, then tip into the chilled pastry case. Sprinkle over the rest of the cheese and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then carefully turn out and serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 823
  • Fat 50.8g
  • Saturates 31.1g
  • Carbs 62.5g
  • Sugars 4.8g
  • Fibre 8.7g
  • Protein 24.5g
  • Salt 2.3g
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