Recipe for an enamel pie dish

Recipe for an enamel pie dish

home made traditional irish fish pie in an blue and white enamel bowl

Few dinners are so comforting during the colder months as a classic savoury pie served in a traditional pie dish. Since game season is in full swing, we thought we would cover a traditional game pie for an easy-to-cook supper that is a little special.

Our game pie recipe for an enamel pie dish


700g game (your choice of pheasant, venison, partridge, pigeon) 250g frozen puff pastry 125g mushrooms 250g diced bacon 500ml red wine 175ml pale ale
1 onion, chopped
3 bay leaves
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp plain flour
salt and pepper
chopped thyme


– Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.

– Mix the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper in a shallow dish, then toss in the meat and ensure it is coated evenly.

– Put the bacon, mushrooms, red wine and pale ale in a pan and heat until simmering. Put the meat into an enamel pie dish and pour the heated sauce over. Add the bay leaves and thyme and cover with a double sheet of tinfoil, making sure the edges are sealed well. Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes, then lower the temperature to 140°C and cook for another two hours.

– After two hours, remove the dish from the oven and turn the temperature back to 200°C. Roll out the puff pastry so that it is a little larger than the size of the dish. Lay the pastry over the dish and press the edges down firmly. Cut a small hole in the middle of the pie to let any steam out, then brush the pastry with the beaten egg.

– Return the pie to the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and flaky.

Our enamel pie dish range

Our enamelwares range is extensive, with a dish, bowl or basin to suit every need. The iconic blue and white dishes from Falcon are instantly recognisable and we recommend the 22cm round enamel pie dish for this recipe. If you would prefer to make a slightly smaller pie, we have 18cm dishes in the same range alongside 16cm oblong dishes, again from Falcon.

To see more of our enamelwares, simply pop over to our online store today. In addition to pie dishes, we carry a large number of Falcon pudding basins, flat plates and bake pans.

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