Mushroom & Leek Pie

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Creamy mushrooms and leeks encased in a crispy, golden pie crust. Delicious, filling and a great choice to serve to both vegans and meat-eaters!

Serves: 4
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 medium leeks, trimmed and sliced into discs
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 500 g button mushrooms
• 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
• A pinch of salt and pepper

For the sauce:
• 1 tbsp butter (dairy-free if vegan)
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Cream or soy yoghurt, to serve (dairy-free if vegan)
• 2 tbsp plain flour
• 350 ml milk (dairy-free if vegan)
• 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
• A pinch of salt and pepper
• 1 roll vegan puff pastry (or gluten-free, if needed)
• 4 tbsp milk, for glazing (dairy-free if vegan)
PREPARATION

  1. Add the olive oil to a large saucepan on a medium heat. Fry the leeks and garlic for 2 minutes, to soften.
  2. Add the mushrooms, herbs, salt and pepper and stir for a minute. Place the lid on top and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the dairy-free butter on medium heat. Add the flour and stir until combined. Slowly add in the milk, a tablespoon at a time and whisk, until you have a smooth thick mixture. Stir in the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Combine the cooked leeks and mushrooms with the sauce and leave to cool completely.
  5. Make sure your puff pastry is at room temperature (if using
    frozen, leave at room temperature overnight) and preheat the oven to 200C.
  6. Add the leek and mushroom mixture to a pie dish and top with the puff pastry, cutting off any excess pastry around the edges.
  7. Crimp the edges using a fork and score a criss-cross pattern on the top with a sharp knife. Finally, dip a pastry brush in a little dairy-free milk and brush the top of the pie, to help it brown.
  8. Cook for 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve straight away.