Chestnut and Mushroom Pie

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 20

Appears in
The Thrifty Veggie

By Nicola Graimes

Published 2021

  • About

Chestnuts are delicious in this autumnal pie, with its crisp suet crust. The ready-cooked chestnuts are easy and convenient, but if you are roasting them from scratch make sure you cut a small slit in the skin first or they can explode in the oven — believe me, I speak from experience!


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 leeks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced (or you could use any


  1. First make the pastry. Mix together the flour, baking powder, suet and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in 160 ml/ fl oz/