Recipe for Scottish Mutton Pies

Junior Burger
2008/05/21 16:22:15
I checked for recipes for this, and this is the closest I came to the original.


1 lb. lean lamb, free from fat, bone gristle, etc.
1 tsp. Wocestershire sauce or
1 tsp. Mushroom ketchup
1 small minced onion or shallot
1/2 tsp. ground mace or nutmeg
4 tbl. Stock
Salt and pepper to taste.

Hot water crust pastry

1 lb. plain flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 pt. water
4 oz. beef dripping or lard

To make pie pastry, bring fat and water to a boil in saucepan.
Put flour and salt in a basin, make a hole in the middle.
Pour boiling water and fat into hole.
Mix with spatula until cool enough to handle.
Form quickly into a ball before fat hardens too much.
Turn onto a floured board, knead well, pat into a flat shape.
Divide into halves, put one half aside, keep warm.
Roll other half out to make a large oval.
Stand a small jar (about 3 inches across) in the middle.
Mold pastry up the sides to 3" height to make filling holder.
When it stays up firmly, remove jar and repeat process.
Roll out saved halves, cutting them into rounds to fit filling holders.
Cut lamb into very small pieces or chop into mince.
Mix all filling ingredients together and fill pastry filling holders.
Dampen edges, pinch tops on.
Make a slit in center of each top to let the steam out.
Brush tops with milk or beaten egg.
Bake for 45 minutes on baking sheet in oven at 250 F.
Makes about 4 pies.

Have fun everyone and bon appetit.

Junior Burger
RE: Recipe for Scottish Mutton Pies 2008/11/26 08:14:28
Thank you, so much !! I too grew up enjoying these pies. Being from West Paterson & Little Falls area for over 50 yrs. (Now in Dunedin Fl.) there are lots of things I can't find or get down here !
This recipe I will try & let everyone know how it turns out !! I have been making my own Shepards Pies, because I was tired of getting beef instead of lamb from various places. In Great Britan, when
beef is used it is called "Cottage Pie" Again , Thank you for posting !!

Junior Burger
RE: Recipe for Scottish Mutton Pies 2011/02/10 12:50:26
Did you ever try this recipe? If so, how was it?
Filet Mignon
RE: Recipe for Scottish Mutton Pies 2011/02/10 13:06:58
You might try some ethnic markets in your area. I have found several where I can actually get mutton in addition to lamb. Hispanic markets are a good source. I definitely has a more pronounced taste than the lamb. Thanks for the recipe!