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England Recipes: Gloucestershire Squab Pie

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Gloucestershire Squab Pie

  • 225g/8oz Swedes, peeled and diced
  • 450g/1lb Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 450g/1lb Onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 50g/2oz Butter
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 450g/1lb Cooked (leftover) Lamb Slices
  • 150ml/5fl.oz. Strong fresh Chicken or Lamb Stock

1. Place the Swede and Potato in a large pan of cold salted water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until just tender.

2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and grease a deep ovenproof dish.

3. Blanch the onion and apple slices in boiling water for 5 minutes then drain well and set aside.

4. Drain the potatoes and swede then return to the pan and mash well, adding half the butter and plenty of black pepper.

5. Arrange alternate layers of the meat, apple and onions in the greased dish then gently pour the stock over the layers.

6. Spread the mashed potato and swede on the top, dot with the remaining butter and bake in the over for 50 minutes until golden. Serve immediately.

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