Rabbit pie recipe

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2014

Rabbit Pie

Rabbit Pie


A recipe for rabbit pie, courtesy of Chef David Macdonald, Leather’s Smithy pub


1 rabbit

1 carrot, diced

4oz diced celery

1 onion diced

4oz leeks diced

Juniper berries

1/2 pint mulled wine

1 pint game stock or chicken stock

Sea salt and black pepper

Bay leaf

Puff pastry, one sheet

2 oz plain flour

2oz butter


Sauté the veg, place rabbit into oven-proof dish, add vegetables, stock , wine, berries, salt and pepper , cover with tinfoil and cook in oven gas mark 6 for 3 hours or until tender.

Allow to cool , then strip rabbit, place stock in pan and thicken with 2oz flour and 2oz butter kneaded together .

Place in pie dishes, top with pastry, bake in hot oven until pastry golden.

Leather’s Smithy pub, Clarke Lane, Langley, Macclesfield SK11 0NE, 01260 252 313, www.leatherssmithy.com.

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