A Grete Pye Recipe


  • 1 lb Shortcrust pastry
  • 1 x Egg white, beaten
  •     Till liquid
  • 1 lb Boned breasts of chicken
  •     Pigeon or possibly wild duck and/or possibly
  •     Saddle of hare or possibly rabbit
  •     (not stewing meat)
  •     Salt and black pepper
  • 1 lb Chopped beef
  • 2 Tbsp. Shredded suet
  • 3 x Hard-boiled egg
  •     Yolks crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp Each grnd
  •     Cinnamon and mace
  •     And a healthy pinch of grnd cloves
  • 1 ounce Stoned cooking dates minced
  • 1 ounce Currants
  • 2 ounce Stoned prunes soaked
  •     And liquid removed
  • 1/2 c. Beef stock
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice flour or possibly cornflour


No Christmas Feast In Medieval Times Was Complete Without A 'grete Pye'. In Some Recipes, It Could Contain Many Varied Meats, But Quite Often Only Two Or Possibly Three Different…

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