Tasty Festive Pie

08 Dec 2020

This delicious (and easy) Christmas pie will make a fantastic addition to your Boxing Day buffet!



  • 500g skinned sausages
  • 500g boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 100g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 100g cranberries
  • 500g ready made shortcrust pastry
  • 85g chopped apricots
  • 50g copped chestnuts



  1. Pre heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Heat the butter and half the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and fry for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the sausage, lemon zest, breadcrumbs, apricots, chestnuts, thyme, onion, and cranberries to a bowl and mix together, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut each chicken breast into three fillets, and season with salt and pepper, heat the remaining oil in the pan and fry the chicken until brown.
  5. Roll out two-thirds of the pastry, and line a deep, loose-based tin. Press in half the sausage mixture and spread level, add a layer of the chicken breast, and then cover with the remaining sausage mixture.
  6. Roll out the remaining pastry and create a lid for the pie, pinch the edges to seal and then trim. Brush the top of the pie with the egg.
  7. Baked for 50 to 60 minutes.
  8. Let the pie cool in the tin for 15 minutes, before removing and leaving to cool completely.
  9. Serve and enjoy!