chestnut mushroom and shallot pie

Chestnut, Mushroom and Shallot Pie

by Northern Life

chestnut mushroom and shallot pieIngredients

• 200g cooked chestnuts (such as Merchant Gourmet vacuum packed)
• 2 bay leaves
• 1 sprig fresh rosemary
• 200ml red wine
• 300ml vegetable stock
• 25g butter
• 1tbsp olive oil
• 12 shallots, peeled & left whole
• 250g chestnut mushrooms, cut into quarters
• 2 tbsp Beurre Manie (1 tbsp flour mixed to a paste with 1 tbsp softened butter)
• 2 tsp Dijon mustard
• freshly ground black pepper
• 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
• 225g puff pastry


Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the olive oil to stop it burning and fry the onions until slightly browned, about five minutes. Add the mushrooms, bay leaves and rosemary and cook for a further 4-5 minutes. Add the chestnuts, red wine and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the onions are soft. Add the beurre manie, stirring constantly until is dissolves, and cook for a further five minutes until the sauce is thickened. Stir in the mustard and flat leaf parsley and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spoon the mixture into a pie dish. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and place on top of filling, crimping the edges to seal the pie. Cut a cross in the top of the pastry to let the steam out during cooking. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden. Serve immediately.