Little Jack Horner's Christmas Chicken, Fruit and Stuffing Pie!
105 mins (prep 30, cooking 75)
18 ingredients
8 servings
This beautiful layered pie combines all my favourite Christmas flavours - chestnuts, cranberries, dried apricots, chicken, pork sausagemeat and bacon - all encased in a crispy and crumbly pastry case; it is a firm favourite in our house EVERY year! Not only that, but this pie is actually better if made ahead of time - it can be eaten warm or cold and is excellent for buffets and light suppers. It also freezes very well, once cooked. The filling is very similar to an English Pork Pie, a fruity stuffing mixture layered with chicken fillets. Although it is essentially a pie for the winter festive season - I see no reason why it cannot be made all year around - I often make it to take on picnics in the spring and summer. You can adjust the filling to suit your own tastes and requirements, but I think that the chicken, bacon, apricots, cranberries and chestnuts are essential for the delicious and unique flavour this pie has! N.B. Please try to use high meat content sausages or sausagemeat - it makes all the difference to the taste, plus cheaper sausages have lots of fat and bread added! Where the name came from - an old Nursery Rhyme: "Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating his Christmas Pie - he put in his thumb and pulled out a plumb, and said what a good boy am I"!!! I JUST had to name it after him, even though there are NO plumbs in this pie! (The original recipe was in a 2005 BBC Good Food magazine; this is my much amended version of that original recipe.)

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Serving Size (367.72 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 1188.72 Calories from Fat 881.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 97.92g 1205.22%
Saturated Fat 32.2g 1288.04%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 146.88mg 391.67%
Sodium 2410.35mg 803.45%
Total Carbohydrate 42.13g 112.36%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 48.0%
Sugars 2.46 g %
Protein 32.62g 521.92%
Vitamin A 29.88IU% Vitamin C 4.81mg%
Calcium 49.02mg% Iron 3.55mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
skinned, fresh, dried apricots, dried thyme, salt and pepper, beaten egg