Yorkshire Christmas pie

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Preparation info

  • For

    8-10

    people
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

Yorkshire Christmas pies are probably the most impressive pies in the English repertoire that have survived through time. The filling of the pie consists of a remarkable combination: a boned turkey filled with a boned goose, chicken, partridge and pigeon. The stuffed turkey was then placed into the crust and more meat was put around it as a filler.

In an 18th-century recipe from Hannah Glasse, hare was used to fill the gaps to the left and right of the turkey. In a recipe from