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15th Century Meat Pie

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From a manuscript in the British Library known as Harleian 479, dating from around 1420; recipe adapted.

 
  
. Prep
20 min.
Cook
50 min.
Ready In
1 hrs
8 servings
Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

1 1/2pounds pork or veal, cubed
1 1/2cups water
1x pastry for 8 inch double pie crust*
6tablespoons dates chopped
6tablespoons currants
2teaspoons salt
5each saffron threads *
3/4teaspoon ginger ground*
3/4teaspoon black pepper
1/2teaspoon mace ground*
1/4teaspoon cloves ground*
3/4cup red wine *
1tablespoon wine vinegar
10each egg yolks *
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

In saucepan, simmer meat in water 20 minutes.

Drain.

Line 8 inch square baking dish with pastry.

In bowl, combine meat, dates and currants.

Place meat mixture into pastry-lined dish.

In bowl, combine salt, saffron, ginger, pepper, mace, cloves, wine, vinegar and 9 egg yolks, reserving 1 yolk, and pour over.

Cover with top crust, crimp well, make triangular cuts in center and fold tips back.

Beat reserved yolk (save whites for another use) and brush on crust.

Bake at 375 degrees F until crust is browned and meat is heated through, 25-30 minutes.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 147g (5.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20836% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 642mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 50g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 
 
 

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