Vegetable Pie #3

vegetable pie

Vegetable Pie #3

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Vegaterians and meat-eaters alike will love this hearty and comforting vegetable pie. It's perfect for the winter months and is easy to make, too!
Servings: 4
Calories: 728
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 55 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz plain wholemeal flour
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of paprika
  • 4 oz margarine
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • beaten egg to glaze

for the filling

  • 8 oz broccoli
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2 leeks trimmed
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 red pepper deseeded
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper

for the white sauce

  • 1 1/2 oz butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 oz plain flour
  • 1 pint milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

for the wholemeal pastry

  • Sift the flour, salt and paprika into a bowl. Cut the margarine into small pieces and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add enough water to mix to a soft dough. refrigerate.
  • Break the broccoli into sprigs. Cut the celery into chunks and slice the leeks into rings. Slice the carrots and parsnips. Cut the pepper into strips. Arrange the vegetables in a deep oval pie dish.
  • Add the lemon juice, nutmeg and seasoning to the white sauce and pour over the vegetables.
  • Roll out the pastry to 5 mm (1/4 in) thick, dampen the rim of the pie dish and cover with a strip of pastry cut from the outside of the oval.
  • Brush the strip with water and cover the pie with the remaining pastry. Press the edges together, knock up and flute.
  • Brush with beaten egg and decorate the pie with any pastry trimmings made into leaves. Glaze the decorations and bake in a moderately hot oven for 40-50 minutes.

Notes

Cook's Tip
Cheese pastry tastes good with vegetable pie. Stir 2 oz finely grated mature Cheddar cheese into the dry ingredients. Continue as above.
Melt the butter or margarine over a low heat. Add the flour, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then gradually add the milk and stir until the sauce boils and thickens. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 2 minutes. Add the seasoning.
Calories: 728 kcal
Carbohydrates: 84 g
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 39g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 76 mg
Sodium: 1634 mg
Potassium: 1129 mg
Fiber: 14 g
Sugar: 16 g
Vitamin A: 8790 IU
Vitamin C: 110 mg
Calcium: 268 mg
Iron: 5 mg
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