Shropshire Fidget Pie

Recipe by MarieRynr
READY IN: 1hr 10mins


  • 3
    medium potatoes, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2
    onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2
    cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3
    slices sweetcure ham, de-rinded and cut into strips
  • 1 12
    ounces butter
  • 1
    tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt and black pepper
  • 12
    teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 14
    pint pork stock or 1/4 pint vegetable stock
  • 8
    ounces prepared shortcrust pastry
  • milk or beaten egg, to glaze


  • Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or Mark 4.
  • Lightly fry the sliced potatoes, onions and apples in the butter until just golden.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  • Place the ham in the pan and fry lightly in the remaining fat.
  • Layer the ham and the potatoes, onions and apples in a 1 1/2 to 2 pint pie dish, seasoning with sugar, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Pour on the stock.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out the pastry and cover the pie, trimming the edges.
  • Make a steam hole and decorate with the trimmings.
  • Brush with milk or beaten egg to glaze.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit or mark 3 for a further 10 to 15 minutes, until the pie is golden brown.
  • Traditionally this pie is not served with vegetables, but carrots or cabbage can be served if desired.