Ham, leek & potato pie

Ham, leek & potato pie

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4 - 6
Use up leftover ham in this family dish - add some celery sticks or other veg to the sauce too, if you like

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (for six)

  • kcal499
  • fat29g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.84g
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  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 leeks, finely sliced



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

  • 2 large potatoes, cut into small cubes



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  • 2 tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 300ml chicken or ham stock
  • 100ml pot crème fraîche (or use leftover double cream)
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 200g cooked ham, shredded
  • 4 bay leaves, optional
  • 375g pack puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten, to glaze (or use milk)



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  1. Heat a large frying pan, melt the butter, then add the onion and leeks. Cover, then very gently cook for 15 mins until soft. Add the potatoes after 5 mins cooking.

  2. Stir in the flour, turn up the heat, then add the stock, stirring until the mix thickens a little. Take off the heat, then stir in the crème fraîche, mustard and ham. Season to taste, then cool, if you have time. Spoon the mix into a large pie dish, adding a couple of bay leaves. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.

  3. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut a pastry strip the same width as the lip of the dish, wet the edge of the dish with egg, then fix the strip around it. Brush the top with egg, then lay over the remaining pastry.

  4. Trim pastry to the edge of the dish, then ruffle the cut edges with the knife blade to help the layers rise. Cut a few slits to let the steam escape, decorate with bay leaves, if you like, then brush all over the top with egg. Can be done up to a day ahead, keep chilled. Bake for 30 mins until risen.

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2nd Apr, 2013
Nice enough. not amazing though. i would add another 100g of hock to the pie, otherwise its more potato and leek pie. i love that theres' no call for excessive seasoning as the ham, leeks and wotnot make all the flavour you need, especially if your stock is home made ham stock instead of chicken stock cube. i made a huge one for the family and two double portion ones and 6 mini ones in ramekins, for kids, froze most of it ready to thaw and bake in the future when i cant be bothered to cook much. a great simple quick meal with peas barely done and a blob of ketchup! ;-)
2nd Mar, 2013
This is really lovely, I omitted the potatoes and added some cooked chicken and mushrooms. Easy to make and the family loved it.
23rd Jan, 2013
This was really nice, omitted the mustard and added some carrot. Great way to use up leftover ham and children enjoyed it too!
9th Dec, 2012
I made this on Friday night for my other half and his mum. It was easy to make and I made the day before so after work I could just put in the oven. My pastry did sink into the pie as my dish was slightly large however it was still really tasty and I would definitely make it again for a mid week meal. I made it even easier for myself by buying the new pulled ham packets in tesco. I used 300g of ham as we like our meat. Big hit. Thanks
Lay Di
22nd Oct, 2012
wonderfull dish! I added some good quality cooked ham.
17th Oct, 2012
Made a dairy free version by using soya marg to cook onions and leeks. Then added soya milk instead of creme fraiche and used Jus-rol puff pastry which has no milk products in it. The result was delicious (and easy peasy)!
10th Oct, 2012
Delicious, yes, but I recommend using scrunched filo pastry instead of puff. I used leftover roasties.
3rd Sep, 2012
Too good!
20th May, 2012
Made this time and again,and it's always a success! I would recommend using new potatoes instead of white one's however. Yum, yum!!!
18th May, 2012
Simple and delicious! Went down really well in our household.


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