Old English Posh Picnic Raised Chicken and Ham Pie

1590 mins (prep 1440, cooking 150)
22 ingredients
1 servings
I will not pretend that this pie is easy or quick to make, however, if you want to impress your friends or family with a sensational "posh" English raised pie then this is the recipe for you! Tender chunks of chicken with pork sausage meat and ham are encased in crisp hot water crust pastry, liberally seasoned with spices and herbs; this pie makes a simply stunning centrepiece for any Glyndebourne style picnic event or for a special celebratory cold buffet, such as weddings, christenings or anniversaries. The pastry used in this pie recipe is hot water crust pastry, which is a direct descendant of "coffer" paste that was used to encase and protect meat whilst it cooked centuries ago – the pies then being called “coffyns”! The pastry is shaped by hand whilst it is still warm, and is excellent for using with intricate pie moulds - the technique is known as "hand raised" and pies made this way are called "raised pies". The pastry is easy to make, but MUST be kept warm whilst you are using it - I keep mine warm over a pan of simmering water. This pastry is excellent for all types of traditional raised pies, such as Game pies, Pork pies and Veal and Ham pies. (Preparation time includes the one day needed for the pie to cool down and then for jellied stock to be added, and then allowing for the jellied stock to set.)

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Serving Size (1495.03 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 5045.09 Calories from Fat 2568.96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 285.44g 439.14%
Saturated Fat 112.25g 561.27%
Trans Fat 3.06g %
Cholesterol 616.34mg 205.45%
Sodium 10195.61mg 424.82%
Total Carbohydrate 439.92g 146.64%
Dietary Fiber 17.34 g 69.36%
Sugars 69.38 g %
Protein 179.14g 358.27%
Vitamin A 8091.96IU% Vitamin C 18.92mg%
Calcium 1599.99mg% Iron 24.18mg%
*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:
white, skinless chicken breasts, large boneless, pork sausage, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh sage, chopped fresh thyme, ground nutmeg, fresh ground black pepper, gelatin powder