Christmas Pie

  • 40MINS
  • 1HR 30MINS
  • 346KCAL

This rustic looking Christmas Pie is filled with delicious flavours of roasted root veggies, strong cheese and a little honey and mustard.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories346
  • Carbs48g
  • Protein20g
  • Fat7.3g
  • Saturates3.6g
  • Sugars18g

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This rustic looking Christmas Pie is filled with the traditional flavours of roasted root vegetables, with a tang from the addition of Stilton cheese. We’ve also added a little honey and mustard to really bring out the flavours!

This show-stopping pie is super easy to make from scratch with fresh vegetables or you can make it with leftovers if you like to keep it even more budget friendly. It’s so versatile and the classic flavours lend themselves to pretty much anything. You could try broccoli, cauliflower, courgette: the possibilities are endless!

If you’re a fan of a strong Stilton flavour, make sure you try our Veggie Filo Crackers:

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The Stilton cheese is a little Christmas indulgence, but if you are really watching the calories you could try using a lower calorie cheese such as feta, and it will taste just as good.

This pie looks so good, you could serve it in the centre of the dining table, with a glass of Mulled Wine and crispy roast potatoes for a hearty dinner over the festive period.

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets is this Christmas Pie suitable for?

You can make Christmas Pie vegetarian if you were to simply switch the following ingredients for vegetarian ingredients:

  • Cooked turkey

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Christmas Pie recipe?

  • This Christmas Pie recipe is worth 9 Points per portion if you’re on WW Green.
  • This Christmas Pie recipe is worth 8 Points per portion if you’re on WW Blue.
  • This Christmas Pie recipe is worth 8 Points per portion if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Christmas Pie?

Nope! Ready-made filo pastry is usually found in the chilled aisle of the supermarket near the ready to roll dough.

We’ve used Stilton as a little indulgence, but if you’d prefer to reduce the calories even further you could substitute this for a lower calorie cheese such as feta.

How many calories are in this Christmas Pie?

There are 346 calories per portion in this Christmas Pie recipe which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180º C.

Step 2

Place the carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, onion and garlic in a large oven proof dish or roasting tin. Spray well with low calorie cooking spray and toss to coat.

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Step 3

Place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Step 4

Add the mushrooms and Brussels sprouts, spray well with low calorie spray and toss to coat.

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Step 5

Return to the oven for a further 30 minutes, tossing halfway through, until the vegetables are just tender and beginning to caramelise around the edges.

Step 6

Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 160º C.

Step 7

Add the turkey, Stilton cheese and thyme to the roasted vegetables and mix.

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Step 8

In a small bowl, mix together the honey, Dijon mustard and season well with salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 9

Pour the honey and mustard mixture over the vegetable mixture and mix until coated. 

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Step 10

Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on a square baking tray.

Step 11

Place a sheet of filo pastry on the baking parchment paper and gently brush all over with egg.

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Step 12

Place another sheet of filo pastry on top, at an angle, to create a pointed edge, and brush all over with egg.

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Step 13

Repeat this process until all 6 sheets of filo pastry have been used, making sure to brush the last layer with egg.

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Step 14

Place the vegetable mixture in the centre of the pastry. Fold the pastry over the edge of the filling. The folded pastry edge should be about 5 cm wide and the rest of the filling should be exposed. The finished pie should be about 23 cm in diameter. Don’t worry if there are any small tears in the pastry, the pie is supposed to have a casual, rustic appearance.

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Step 15

Brush the folded in edge with beaten egg and place in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and place on a serving plate. Serve warm with a mixed salad.

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What could I serve with this Christmas Pie?

Although it’s filling and substantial on its own, you could serve hot with roast potatoes and veg, or try with a simple mixed salad for freshness. For inspiration, one of the following delicious accompaniments would work well:

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How do you know when Christmas Pie is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Christmas Pie for around 1 hour and 30 minutes in total, or until the vegetables are cooked through and the pastry is golden.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe!

How long can you keep Christmas Pie in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

This dish is not suitable for keeping in the fridge and reheating, as it contains previously cooked turkey, which must not be reheated more than once. This is in line with food safety guidelines.

Can I freeze Christmas Pie?

This dish is not suitable for freezing and reheating as it contains previously cooked turkey, which must not be reheated more than once. It’s best enjoyed fresh!

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Christmas Pie

This rustic looking Christmas Pie is filled with delicious flavours of roasted root veggies, strong cheese and a little honey and mustard.
  • Prep Time
    40 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR 30
  • KCals 346
  • Carbs 48G
  • WW Points:
  • 9 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 6 sheets filo pastry approx 30cm x 30cm each
  • 100 g baby carrots peeled, trimmed and sliced in half lengthways
  • 2 medium parsnips peeled, trimmed and sliced into ⅛s lengthways
  • 300 g butternut squash peeled, deseeded and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 1 medium red onion peeled and cut into ½ cm wide slices
  • 2 cloves garlic large, peeled and crushed
  • 125 g Brussels sprouts ends trimmed and cut in half lengthways
  • 2 large flat mushrooms cut into ½ cm slices
  • 150 g cooked turkey cut into small pieces
  • 75 g Stilton cheese crumbled
  • 2 g fresh thyme leaves stalks removed
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 small egg beaten, to glaze
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few thyme leaves to garnish

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Place the carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, onion and garlic in a large oven proof dish or roasting tin. Spray well with low calorie cooking spray and toss to coat.
  3. Place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  4. Add the mushrooms and Brussels sprouts, spray well with low calorie spray and toss to coat.
  5. Return to the oven for a further 30 minutes, tossing halfway through, until the vegetables are just tender and beginning to caramelise around the edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 160º C.
  7. Add the turkey, Stilton cheese and thyme to the roasted vegetables and mix.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, Dijon mustard and season well with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Pour the honey and mustard mixture over the vegetable mixture and mix until coated.
  10. Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on a square baking tray.
  11. Place a sheet of filo pastry on the baking parchment paper and gently brush all over with egg.
  12. Place another sheet of filo pastry on top, at an angle, to create a pointed edge, and brush all over with egg.
  13. Repeat this process until all 6 sheets of filo pastry have been used, making sure to brush the last layer with egg.
  14. Place the vegetable mixture in the centre of the pastry. Fold the pastry over the edge of the filling. The folded pastry edge should be about 5 cm wide and the rest of the filling should be exposed. The finished pie should be about 23 cm in diameter. Don't worry if there are any small tears in the pastry, the pie is supposed to have a casual, rustic appearance.
  15. Brush the folded in edge with beaten egg and place in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and place on a serving plate. Serve warm with a mixed salad.

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Recipe notes

Tip: You can use any leftover cooked root vegetables you may have instead of fresh ones. Just mix with the cheese and honey and mustard mixture, then assemble the pie.
Tip: Handle the filo sheets carefully, they are very delicate, but it really doesn't matter if you end up with some tears, they won't affect the appearance of this rustic pie.
Tip: You can taste the honey and mustard mixture before adding it to the vegetables and add a little more mustard if you wish, to suit your personal taste.

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LynnSunday 15th November 2020

Made this for dinner tonight, minus the turkey. Veg heaven!!! The only thing I would do differently next time is put a little less honey in it as it was a bit too sweet for my taste buds. Despite this, it was a very enjoyable pie and is a classy looking dish to serve up on Christmas day.

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    SharonMonday 16th November 2020

    Hi Lynn, thanks for your lovely comment and the feedback about the Christmas Pie. We’re so pleased you enjoyed it!

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