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Recipe for British Turkey and Bacon Pies

Makes: 12 pies
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 25 minutes

  • 450g/1lb British turkey mince
  • 100g/4oz smoked streaky bacon, derinded and finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 30ml/2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 450g/1lb packet shortcrust pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix the turkey mince, bacon, onions and sage with plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a little salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Have ready a 12-hole deep muffin tin. Roll out two thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface, and cut out 12 x 11cm/ 4.5in diameter rounds. Press the pastry rounds into the base and sides of each hole in the tin. Divide the turkey mixture between the pastry lined holes, pressing it down. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut out 12 x 7cm/3in rounds. Place these on top of the turkey. Brush the tops with the beaten egg and pinch the edges together. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Carefully remove the pies from the tin, place on a baking sheet and bake for a further 5 mins or until golden brown all over. Leave to cool then chill before wrapping individually in wax or greaseproof paper.

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Farm Shops near London

The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in British Turkey and Bacon Pies:

Melrose & Morgan - Farm Shop near London

Melrose & Morgan

London, Camden

This shop will provide "Christmas in a box" Everything you need from turkey to goose fat to bread...


Laverstoke Park Farm Twickenham  - Farm Shop near London

Laverstoke Park Farm Twickenham

Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames

Here you will find one of the largest and we like to think the most impressive meat displays in Lond...


Farmers Markets near London

The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in British Turkey and Bacon Pies:

South Kensington  Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

South Kensington Farmers Market

London, Kensington and Chelsea

9 am - 2 pm. A great selection of vegetable growers will be at this market.


Guildford Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

Guildford Farmers Market

Guildford, Surrey

The popular market gives people the chance to stock up with high quality, locally produced fare, inc...