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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 2.69 / 5 (35 votes)

Prep time:
25 min
Cook time:
3 hrs 45 min

Cass Titcombe's pie is rich and meaty - British food doesn't get better than this!


1. Preheat the oven to 130C/gas 1/2.

2. Heat half the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the vegetable and garlic and fry gently until softened. Remove from the pan.

3. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Toss the mutton in the flour with salt and spices. Add to the pan and cook until browned on all sides.

4. Pour over the wine and vinegar and let them bubble up. Return the vegetables to the pan and add enough stock to cover. Tuck in the rosemary sprig and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook in the oven for 2-3 hours, until meat is really tender.

5. If there is too much liquid in the pan, lift out the meat and vegetable with a slotted spoon and reduce the liquid until thick. Return the meat and vegetables to the pan, discarding the rosemary, and leave to cool.

6. Turn up the oven to 175C/gas 4.

7. Roll the pastry into 2 circles, one larger than the other. Brush a large pie dish liberally with butter and sprinkle with flour. Tap out the excess. Use the larger circle of pastry to line the pie dish.

8. Spoon in the meaty filling. Brush the rim of the pie dish with a little of the beaten egg and sit the smaller circle of pastry on top. Seal the edges with a floured fork and trim off any excess pastry. Brush the top with beaten egg and make a small hole in the top to let the steam escape. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until risen and golden.


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Try a farm shop. I dont know where you live but if you google it you should find some addresses.

GALE0000 GALE0000  Posted 12 Nov 2011 3:37 PM

I used to buy leg of mutton in the seventies, and it was really good. Haven't seen it on sale anywhere for years! Tesco do a Value minced lamb and mutton, which is good, especially for a Value item.

Myoom Myoom  Posted 09 Mar 2009 1:35 PM

Where do you get Mutton these days? Same place you get "Boiler" Chickens?

mikekoi mikekoi  Posted 09 Mar 2009 1:11 PM