Mutton Pies-Cumberland Style

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 6


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 12 oz. minced mutton
  • shortcrust pastry using 12 oz. flour, etc.
  • 1 onion
  • 4 oz. mushrooms
  • 1 dessertsp. chopped parsley
  • a pinch of thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • a little good stock
  • egg or milk


Chop and lightly fry the onion. Line 12 small round tins or small saucers with half the pastry. Mix together the minced mutton, chopped onion, chopped mushrooms, parsley, thyme and seasoning. Divide the mixture between the tins. Add to each a little stock to moisten. Cover with lids made from the rest of the pastry. Brush with egg or milk and bake in a moderate oven (350° F., Gas 4) for about 30–45 min.