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Pie with a section of the crust missing so you can see the leek, mushroom and parsnip filling

Vegan Comfort Food: Mushroom, Leek and Parsnip Pie with Flaky Pastry Crust

Good for: A hearty Sunday lunch shared with friends

Suitable for Vegans

Difficulty Easy

Makes 1 large pie suitable for 6
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes


Nutrient per serving:

Energy Total fat Saturates Protein Fibre Carbs Sugar Salt
684 kcal 34 g 11 g 23 g 9 g 67 g 5 g 2.6 g

Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 400g plain flour
  • 2 tsp salt *
  • 100g dairy-free spread *
  • Cold water
  • Soya milk to brush

For the filling:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 leeks, sliced
  • 500g mushrooms, halved, or quartered if large
  • 200g parsnip, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 300ml soya milk *
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 200ml soya cream *
  • 200g dairy-free cheese *

Green vegetables, to serve

Method

Step 1.
In a large bowl, combine the plain flour, salt and dairy-free spread and rub together in your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Using a butter knife, gradually drizzle in a little cold water and mix the pastry until it just comes together. Do not overwork it.
Wrap the pastry in clingfilm and chill for 20 minutes.

Step 2.
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the leeks, mushrooms and parsnip until softened and golden.
Sprinkle the flour over the top and mix well until coated.
Turn the heat off and then gradually whisk in the soya milk. Add in the mustard and bring to a simmer, whisk to avoid lumps.
Once the mixture has thickened, add in the soya cream and cheese and mix through until the cheese melts.
Add seasoning and place in one large dish. Set aside until needed.

Step 3.
Once the pie filling is ready, lightly flour a surface and roll out the pastry to a £1 coin thickness.Brush the edges of the pie tins with a little milk and then cut long strips of pastry to run around the lip of the dish.
Once you have brushed those again with milk, lay the pastry on the top and press down gently.
Now crimp the edges using a fork or your fingers and cut a small steam hole or slit in the top.
Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling.
Serve immediately with green vegetables on the side.

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