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Easter Leftover Lamb Pie Recipe

Mar 28 2024

With Easter weekend almost wrapped up, we thought we’d bring back a classic from our first cookbook, ‘A Pie for All Seasons’ but with a twist.

Our loyal fans will know that we love finding ways to reduce waste, so we want to help you use up any leftover lamb you might have from the weekend with this Easter leftover lamb pie recipe.

Using leftover lamb will speed this recipe up, and make the cooking process even easier, which is just what you need after a busy weekend.



Easter Leftover Lamb  Pie

One of the great things about Easter is that you can get all your friends and family together, but without the build-up and pressures of Christmas. Most of the work for this sunny, zesty and classy pie can be done in advance… which means you can just chill and enjoy yourself.


Serves 4-6
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 600g shoulder of lamb (or leftover lamb)
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp plain flower
  • 600ml chicken or lamb stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A small bunch of rosemary, leaves picked and chopped
  • A small bunch of thyme, leaves picked and chopped
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 4-6 anchovy fillets, to taste
  • 200g jar of artichokes, drained and roughly chopped
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp baby capers
  • 500g puff pastry
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten, to glaze
  • Sea salt and black pepper


Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion, celery and garlic and cook gently for 5-10 minutes, until just starting to colour. Raise the heat a little, add the meat and cook until sealed all over; don’t let it colour too much. Add the wine and simmer until reduced by half. Stir in the flour, then gradually stir in the stock, herbs, lemon zest and anchovies and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook gently for 1-1.5 hours, until the meat is very tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the artichokes, tomatoes and capers. Check the seasoning, then transfer the mixture to a pie dish and leave to cool.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to about 3mm thick and use to cover the pie, trimming off the excess. Brush with beaten egg and make a couple of small holes in the centre to let out steam. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. This pie goes well with minted new potatoes and fresh spring veg, washed down with a glass of chilled rosé.

You can find this recipe and many more in our cookbook ‘A Pie for All Seasons’ available from our online shop for £14.50.

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