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Recipe for family meals :

Christmas Eve Pie

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

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8oz Short Crust Pastry
1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 large tomatoes, skinned & sliced
Pinch of sage
Pinch of garlic salt
Pinch of mixed herbs
3/4lb of sausage meat

  • Line a deep 8" pie dish with 3/4 of the pastry.
  • Fill with layers of tomatoes, apple and onion.
  • Mix the sausage meat with herbs and spread on top.
  • Cover with pastry and decorate with pastry holly leaves, etc.
  • Brush with milk and bake at 425 ° for 15 mins. Reduce oven temperature to 375° and bake for a further 40 minutes until brown.

Serve either hot or cold, both ways it's delicious!

Serves 4

Martin James