British Recipes > Devon Squab Pie

How to make Devon squab pie:
In old recipes "squab" usually refers to a young pigeon. Sometimes in Cornish and Devon cookery squab is used to describe mutton or lamb dishes as in this case.


10 neck of mutton chops
1 onion, peeled and sliced
ground allspice
6 sour apples, peeled and cored
shortcrust pastry to cover
1/4 pint gravy or water
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Fill a pie dish with a layer of chops and onion and apples.
- Season well and repeat until the dish is full.
- Pour in gravy or water and cover with pastry.
- Bake for 2 hours in moderate oven 160oc/325of/gas mark 4.