Fidget Pie

Fidget pie

This pie comes from Shropshire, I believe and it's full of taste, texture and just pure yumminess. Why it's called Fidget Pie I have no idea, but I saw it baked on a T.V. programme and I knew I had to make it myself. I was not disappointed.

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This is what you'll need.

Sliced Gammon or thick bacon. Apples,potatoes,onions,flour,salt pepper, sage leaves or thyme. A tub of cream. A bottle of cider.

Pastry, either shop bought or home made. I made my own with plain flour, lard, cooking margarine and salt and water. Half the amount of fat to flour, a teaspoon of salt and a couple of tablespoons of water. Mix it all together then put it in the fridge to keep cool.

meanwhile boil the potatoes and add the onions to them when nearly done. Allow to cool.

Chop up the apples and dice the gammon.

To blind bake the pastry, which stops it from going soggy, roll out the pastry and grease a pie dish. Line the dish with pastry, add a sheet of greaseproof paper and fill it with baking beans or rice to keep its shape. Bake in the oven at 180 C for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and take out the paper and beans and allow to cool.

Sprinkle flour over the potato and onion mix. This will make the gravy thick. Add the cream and salt and pepper.

Now layer the pie dish with apple, potato and onion mix, chopped gammon, sage leaves or thyme, then more potato and onion mix, them more gammon, sage or thyme. Press each layer down and season with salt and pepper. When the pie dish is full, add cider until just full, roll out the last of the pastry, make a lid, paint it with beaten egg and bake in the oven at 180C or gas mark 6 for 40 minutes.

That is a beautiful pie.


Fancy a slice?

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Yes, can you bring some over, thank you. You have done a great job there and thank you for the recipe

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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales Author

You're welcome, hello, hello. Try it, you'll love it.

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jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

Mouthwatering recipe, I got to try this. Thanks for sharing

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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales Author

Good luck, jayjay. I know it will be a hit.

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MyWebs 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

This sounds really good and yummy. Thumbs up and I'm bookmarking this so I can try this recipe out.

scarytaff 6 years ago

You'll be very pleased with the results, MyWebs. Good luck.

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Rob Hanlon 6 years ago from Epicentre of everywhere

Had to stop reading after the first paragraph ... I was salivating ! :-)

Love it.

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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales Author

Cheers, Rob. It's well worth trying.

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Does it taste as great as it looks? I love hidden goodies under pastry. I am a lover of meat pie and my mum use to make shepards pie all the time when I was a kid growing up. The french call it tortaire...lots of beef and corn..yummy. nice post thanks for the share...hungry now will go make a pie.

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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales Author

You will not be disappointed, saddlerider. Enjoy

SilverGenes 6 years ago

This a bookmark for sure. It sounds and looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing it.

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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales Author

Hi, SilverGenes. Try it - you'll love it.

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Oh Boy ! Sounds like a winner and looks so good. Great idea and you can bet I will try this one. Thank You so much for sharing.

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scarytaff 6 years ago from South Wales Author

Thank you for commenting, cybersupe. try it and you'll be hooked.

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