A Grate Pye - Medieval-style Meat Pie Recipe


  • 1 pound short crust pastry
  • 1 egg white, beaten until liquid
  • 1 pound boned breast of chicken, pigeon or wild duck and/or saddle
  • of hare or rabbit
  • 1 pound minced beef
  • 2 tablespoons shredded suet
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 hard boiled egg yolks, crumbled
  • spice mixture made of 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and mace and a pinch ground cloves
  • 1 ounce stoned cooking dates, chopped
  • 1 ounce currants
  • 2 ounces stoned prunes, soaked and drained
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour or corn flour


This Is A Medieval Styled Meat Pie, Using More Than One Kind Of Meat. You Can Substitute Whatever Meats You Have Available, Including Game Meats. Don't Discard The Fruits, However, As They Really Add To The Dish.

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