Easy Lamb and Rosemary Pie

Easy Lamb & Rosemary Pie

I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone who’s turned down a homemade pie! Who can resist a great tasty filling with some crisp puff pastry. Not me that’s for sure! Whether it’s savoury or sweet I’ll be in line.

The only time I have ever drawn the line was when I saw Crocodile pie on a menu…..yes you read it correctly.

Pre-children Zadada and I had a few road trips to Sydney, there was a period of a few family weddings. Somewhere along the way of our commutes my cousin Michael told us about a little pie shop called ‘Fredo Pies’ in a town called Frederickton which is very close to the township of Kempsey and of course on our way when we drive to Sydney. Now I won’t babble on too much but if you ever take a road trip to Sydney and you feel like something yummy take a little detour into Frederickton and visit ‘Fredo Pies’ , you’ll be amazed at what varieties of pies are on offer. Being the sweet lover that I am I had to sample the lemon meringue pie I think Zadada went with a Beef stroganoff and I remember them being melt in my mouth deeeelicious!

For the record theses little visits to Fredo Pies were over 10 years ago so if anyone has been there recently I would love to know, are the pies still deeeelicious and have you been brave enough to try the Crocodile Pie?

On that note I’ll move on to the pie I have made most recently, ‘Easy Lamb and Rosemary Pie’. I found the recipe for this little treasure in the Sunday Mail about 2 months ago. I made it for the first time 2 weeks ago and when I saw the rate at which it was devoured by the 2 males of the family I knew it had to star a role here on Zamamabakes!

A little bonus that has come from this great little pie discovery is that our 9-year-old son now loves peas!!

I made the pie again last week so I could take all the pics and do the blogging thing. I knew there wouldn’t be any complaints serving it up again so soon, in fact there were almost fist pumps of joy in the air when I revealed it would be starring again on the dinner menu.

I played around with the sizing and construction, using  ramekins as the recipe suggested but also testing it out as one big individual pie (the easy no fuss way). Bottom line, both are great, it will just come down to your personal preference.

The recipe doesn’t suggest it but obviously short crust pastry would be a better contender for the base but that will involve blind baking etc. I did go with the puff option as I don’t mind a soft base. Alternatively just pot your pie or pies without a base and pop your pastry on top, then you can definitely afford to eat a little extra!

If I had to sum up the taste of these pies, I’d say ‘think lamb roast!!’

Lets get started…….

The ingredients

lamb pie preparations

Simmer and thicken

potting the pie

Small pot pies

Wholesome Pieness

Pie and homemade chips

You probably noticed the chips on the side. I do love an oven fry with my pie!!

Chip Prep

Just cut up some spuds, plain and sweet. Pop them into a container with a lid or snap lock bag, drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle with some thyme, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Seal and shake. Spread them out on a lined tray and roast them at 180 C (fan forced) for about 35 mins turning halfway through cooking time. How easy is that?

Easy Lamb and Rosemary Pie
 
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You can't go wrong with a homemade pie!!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Pies
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • A few sprigs of rosemary (remove the leaves from the stalks)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 500g diced lamb
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 handful frozen peas
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • A few sheets frozen puff pastry (partially thawed)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Additional sprig/s of rosemary for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add lamb and cook until browned.
  3. Add onion, garlic, potato, carrot and rosemary leaves to the pan and cook until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the flour and stir for a few minutes.
  5. Add beef stock, tomato paste, salt and pepper, mix through and cook until mixture begins to boil.
  6. add peas, then reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. Preheat oven to 180C.
  9. Grease 4 large ramekins (or whatever dish/dishes you are planning to use) and line with pastry (or not).
  10. Fill with lamb mixture, then top with puff pastry (on the little ramekins I personalised the kids pies with a pastry letter, they loved them!
  11. Brush tops with egg.
  12. Bake in oven for 25-30mins or until tops are golden.
  13. Poke a little sprig of rosemary in the top for a fancy pants touch.
  14. Serve as is or with a side of homemade chips.

What’s the family favourite pie in your household?

Until the next time……
Zamamabakes

 

 

 

 

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Easy Lamb & Rosemary Pie

I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone who’s turned down a homemade pie! Who can resist a great tasty filling with some crisp puff pastry. Not me that’s for sure! Whether it’s savoury or sweet I’ll be in line.

The only time I have ever drawn the line was when I saw Crocodile pie on a menu…..yes you read it correctly.

Pre-children Zadada and I had a few road trips to Sydney, there was a period of a few family weddings. Somewhere along the way of our commutes my cousin Michael told us about a little pie shop called ‘Fredo Pies’ in a town called Frederickton which is very close to the township of Kempsey and of course on our way when we drive to Sydney. Now I won’t babble on too much but if you ever take a road trip to Sydney and you feel like something yummy take a little detour into Frederickton and visit ‘Fredo Pies’ , you’ll be amazed at what varieties of pies are on offer. Being the sweet lover that I am I had to sample the lemon meringue pie I think Zadada went with a Beef stroganoff and I remember them being melt in my mouth deeeelicious!

For the record theses little visits to Fredo Pies were over 10 years ago so if anyone has been there recently I would love to know, are the pies still deeeelicious and have you been brave enough to try the Crocodile Pie?

On that note I’ll move on to the pie I have made most recently, ‘Easy Lamb and Rosemary Pie’. I found the recipe for this little treasure in the Sunday Mail about 2 months ago. I made it for the first time 2 weeks ago and when I saw the rate at which it was devoured by the 2 males of the family I knew it had to star a role here on Zamamabakes!

A little bonus that has come from this great little pie discovery is that our 9-year-old son now loves peas!!

I made the pie again last week so I could take all the pics and do the blogging thing. I knew there wouldn’t be any complaints serving it up again so soon, in fact there were almost fist pumps of joy in the air when I revealed it would be starring again on the dinner menu.

I played around with the sizing and construction, using  ramekins as the recipe suggested but also testing it out as one big individual pie (the easy no fuss way). Bottom line, both are great, it will just come down to your personal preference.

The recipe doesn’t suggest it but obviously short crust pastry would be a better contender for the base but that will involve blind baking etc. I did go with the puff option as I don’t mind a soft base. Alternatively just pot your pie or pies without a base and pop your pastry on top, then you can definitely afford to eat a little extra!

If I had to sum up the taste of these pies, I’d say ‘think lamb roast!!’

Lets get started…….

The ingredients

lamb pie preparations

Simmer and thicken

potting the pie

Small pot pies

Wholesome Pieness

Pie and homemade chips

You probably noticed the chips on the side. I do love an oven fry with my pie!!

Chip Prep

Just cut up some spuds, plain and sweet. Pop them into a container with a lid or snap lock bag, drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle with some thyme, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Seal and shake. Spread them out on a lined tray and roast them at 180 C (fan forced) for about 35 mins turning halfway through cooking time. How easy is that?

Easy Lamb and Rosemary Pie
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
You can't go wrong with a homemade pie!!
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Pies
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • A few sprigs of rosemary (remove the leaves from the stalks)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 500g diced lamb
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 handful frozen peas
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • A few sheets frozen puff pastry (partially thawed)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Additional sprig/s of rosemary for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add lamb and cook until browned.
  3. Add onion, garlic, potato, carrot and rosemary leaves to the pan and cook until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the flour and stir for a few minutes.
  5. Add beef stock, tomato paste, salt and pepper, mix through and cook until mixture begins to boil.
  6. add peas, then reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. Preheat oven to 180C.
  9. Grease 4 large ramekins (or whatever dish/dishes you are planning to use) and line with pastry (or not).
  10. Fill with lamb mixture, then top with puff pastry (on the little ramekins I personalised the kids pies with a pastry letter, they loved them!
  11. Brush tops with egg.
  12. Bake in oven for 25-30mins or until tops are golden.
  13. Poke a little sprig of rosemary in the top for a fancy pants touch.
  14. Serve as is or with a side of homemade chips.

What’s the family favourite pie in your household?

Until the next time……
Zamamabakes

 

 

 

 

(Visited 1,279 times, 1 visits today)

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7 Comments on “Easy Lamb and Rosemary Pie

  1. Caito

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try this Danielle!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Erin. Have a great weekend! :)

      Reply
  2. Oh the pastry… so crispy! Yep crispy pastry gets me every time!!! What a yummy and delicious looking pie – great flavours too. Thank you so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I know, I do like a bit of crispy puff! Thankf for having me at the party! xxxx

      Reply
  3. Lamb and rosemary a perfect combo.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      They sure are! Have a great weekend Deb! :)

      Reply

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