British Recipes > Gloucestershire Pie

How to make Gloucestershire pie:
A traditional dish which is called a pie but has no pie crust. This dish is a good way of using up leftover lamb and has the unusual addition of apple which is more often associated with pork.


2 cups cooked, diced organic lamb
5 medium organic potatoes
4 medium cooking apples
4 medium organic onions
5 tablespoons butter
1/2 pint of gravy from the cooking of the lamb
nutmeg to taste
rosemary to taste
1 medium organic swede
salt and pepper
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Slice the cooked lamb, the onions and the apple.
- Peel and finely dice the potatoes and the swede.
- Parboil the onions with the apples for about 4 minutes.
- Boil the potatoes with the swede until they are soft enough to be mashed together.
- Take a large pie dish and grease it with a little of the butter.
- Layer the lamb, onions and apples and seasoning, sprinkling the herbs as you go.
- Pour the gravy over this and then make a topping with the swede and potato mix.
- Cut up the remaining butter and dot over the top of the pie.
- Bake at 190 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) for about 1 hour.