British Recipes > Spiced Fruit & Mutton Pie

How to make spiced fruit & mutton pie:
A recipe dating back to the middle ages when meat was often cooked with fruit and spices.


3 cups cooked mutton, cut small
5 medium cooking apples, peeled and chopped
1 level tablespoon sugar
8 prunes, stoned and chopped
grated nutmeg
1lb shortcrust pastry
salt and pepper
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Line a pie dish with two thirds of the pastry, reserving one third for the lid.
- Fill the pastry case with layers of mutton and apples.
- Season as you layer and sprinkle sugar, nutmeg and chopped prunes on each layer.
- Roll out the pastry for the lid and press onto lower pastry to seal.
- Bake at 180 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) for about 40 minutes.