Devon Squab Pie Recipe

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 Updated 11/03/2017

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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
  • seasoning
  • 1/4 pint gravy or water
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


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

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 120 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


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