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Huntingdon Fidget Pie   HT  MC  English  80mins

Serves 4   Hot Pork  Bacon Vegetables  Fruit  Herbs  Alcohol  Main Course    England  British  Europe

100g/4 oz Rindless Back Bacon,  roughly chopped
1 Onion, roughly chopped
225g/8oz Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
1 tbsp Freshly chopped Parsley

Salt and Pepper

1 level tbsp Plain Flour
150ml/5fl.oz. Medium Dry Cider

225g/8oz Shortcrust Pastry
1 Egg, beaten


1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5. Place the bacon, onion, apples, parsley salt and pepper in a mixing bowl, mix well then transfer to a 600ml/20fl.oz. pie dish.

2 Place the flour in a measuring, add a little of the cider and whisk to blend.


3. Gradually add the remaining cider, whisking constantly then pour over the mixture in the pie dish. 

4. Roll out the pastry to just over 6mm/ ¼-inch thickness.


5. Cut a thin strip long enough to go around the rim of the pie dish then moisten the rim of the dish with water and place the pastry strip on the rim,  pressing down lightly .

6. Moisten the strip of pastry with a little of the beaten egg, then place the remaining pastry on the top to form a lid,  pressing to seal. 


7. Knock up and flute the edges then make a large diagonal cross in the centre on the pastry and fold the pastry back (like petals)  revealing the filling.

8. Brush the pastry with the remaining beaten egg and bake at  for about 45 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling is cooked through.  Serve hot.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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