Ham & leek cobbler

Ham & leek cobbler

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Use up a leftover chunk of ham in this healthy, but hearty, family supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal255
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.02g
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  • 2½ tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 450g leek, trimmed and thickly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 450ml vegetable stock
  • 100g self-raising flour, plus a little extra for rolling the dough
  • 75ml fat-free natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves, plus extra to decorate


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 140g frozen pea
  • 85g chunk of ham, shredded
  • 1 small apple or ½ large apple, grated



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat ½ tbsp oil in a large pan, then fry the leeks, stirring for 5 mins until starting to soften. Add the stock, then simmer for 5 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, tip the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre, then add the yogurt, remaining oil, thyme leaves and a little salt. Using a cutlery knife, mix to bring together to a soft dough. Divide into 4 and shape into rounds on a floured surface.

  3. Stir the peas, ham and grated apple into the leeks, then divide between 4 individual pie dishes or one large dish. Top each with a round of dough, scatter with more thyme, then bake for 20 mins until golden.

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Comments (22)

Kim Bambrough's picture

This recipe was ok, at least i could use up left over cooked gammon and already had the other ingredients. The cobbler was very nice, especially with the use if yogurt which i will adapt for future recipes. It was tasty but not be making it again.

Bacone lover's picture

With a few changes, completely delicios. I subbed in fried bacon for gammon, and 2 slices of buttered bread for all of the other ingredient. Bit of brown sauce. Lovely jubbly

lizleicester's picture

I made 1 x large cobbler and followed the recipe as it is which came out fine. I used half a smallish Bramley apple which added a lovely piquancy to the ham and leek.

kiwicookinlondon's picture

This was really yummy! I added a bit less stock (used a mix of chicken and vegetable) as other comments suggested it was too much. I poured a little over the filling once it was in the dishes. I didn't use nearly as much leek, but added in some broccoli instead. I also added a teaspoon each of mustard and horseradish to the filling which added a bit of additional flavour. Great way to use up extra Christmas ham! :)

swissgilbert's picture

A good tasty family supper. Didn't mind the fact that it was a bit watery, but perhaps could have taken a little more ham. Apple added a slight sweetness.

chickenlips's picture

Hubby and I really enjoyed this - as I was desperate to try new ways to use up leftover xmas ham - getting tired of ham sandwiches! Thought it wa a bit watery so will try to thicken or drain off liquid next time, and I didn't have enough leeks so I added mushrooms which were lovely. Also used more ham than suggested - mainly because I have so much to use up :) Will definitely make again.

retirednanny's picture

lovely, agree a change from the usual cobbler topping,highly recommend this dish good as leeks are in season.

fayfumbs's picture

Tasty dish. Added some butternut squash to the leeks and sweated both in a knob of butter instead of oil

jillbrain's picture

Good with leftover chicken (leave out the apple). I thickened it with chicken gravy granules and gave it a few extra minutes to brown the top, lovely

easpring's picture

Lovely but go and talk to your local butcher he will nearly always have the end of a ham he can sell you particularly if you go on a Saturday lunchtime when he is closing for the weekend.

ef003ef003's picture

Great dish. Adapted it a bit to use up leftovers at the end of the week. Will make it again.

manna777's picture

We all loved this dish and will be using it again just had to adapt it a bit though to feed four

dwynwyn's picture

The cobbler is lovely and light after I doubled the ammount of self raising flour in this recipe as it was too sticky. Otherwise perfect so I refuse to mark it down.

mother_ship's picture

Whole family enjoyed this but it had too much liquid even after I thickened it slightly. I think it would also work really well with a mashed potato topping.

mclutterbuck83's picture

Really good healthy alternative to suet cobbler topping! I would recommend adding creme fresh to the mixture as i found it very watery and had to drain off some of the excess fluid, otherwise very tasty

ailiejan's picture

I adapted this as was making for two - but never really follow recipes to the letter anyway! Did find that I needed more yoghurt to make my cobbler bind - but we both really enjoyed this dish. I have made a few times and it's very tasty.

debbiemm's picture

Lovely. I agree that it serves 3 rather than 4. I had run out of natural yoghurt so just used semi skimmed milk and it was fine. I didnt have any thyme and wished I'd thought to use parsley as I'm sure that would have gone well. My daughter had been picking at the left over ham so I had to cook some bacon as well.

lisacoppen's picture

Delicious, light and fresh tasting, I did adapt it slightly as I realised I only had half the required amount of leeks!
I replaced the missing leeks with white cabbage, which i added just before Iput the topping on, it was a winner as the cabbag went really well with all the other ingredients.
Would thicken the stock next time as I foung it just abit to thin for my liking.
A family staple now in our house, clean plates everytime.

flemishminx's picture

I thought this was pretty bland. I drained off the liquid before moving the leek mixture to the baking dish. The vegetables gave up alot of liquid after baking, and if I hadn't drained, this would have been a soup with a crust.

eleanormayo's picture

I liked this dish, but think the quantities are a little out. I used 85g cooked gammon for two of us (not sure how 85g would feed four) I also made the same amount of cobbler topping for two of us, but halved the amount of leeks, peas & stock. Unfortunately my flatmate ate the apple I had put aside for this for breakfast (!!) so I added some cornflour to thicken a little before putting in the oven. The end result was good, but I am not sure it would have been if I had followed the recipe to the letter!


Questions (1)

patsy159's picture

The recipe indicates that this can be frozen, but at what point would you freeze this and what are the cooking instructions for cooking after being frozen?

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