Recipe: Autumn vegetable, blue cheese and thyme pie

By Amanda Laird

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Autumn vegetable, blue cheese and thyme. Photo / Babiche Martens
Autumn vegetable, blue cheese and thyme. Photo / Babiche Martens

Using puff pastry - serves 8

Filling
1 onion, finely diced
1 Tbs olive oil
2 Tsp brown sugar
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
2 Tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup diced pumpkin
1/4 cup diced parsnip
1/4 cup diced carrot
100g beans, diced
3 tsp fresh thyme leaves
200g blue cheese

Pastry
250g plain flour
2 tsp salt
150 ml iced water whisked with 2 tsp lemon juice
300g cold butter, cut into cubes

Eggwash
1 egg whisked with 1 Tbs milk

1 To make the filling, saute the ingredients - except the blue cheese - over a medium heat for 30 minutes or until golden and soft. Season and set aside.

2 To make the pastry, mix the flour, salt, water and lemon juice into a dough.

Knead until it feels elastic then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3 Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll out into a rectangle. Place cubes of butter onto the pastry then fold and roll.

4 Repeat this process three times before leaving the pastry to rest for one hour.

5 Preheat the oven to 200C. Line pie tins or use a plate to form one large pie.

6 Place the filling into the centre, top with blue cheese then brush with eggwash before topping with pastry. Brush again then bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

- NZ Herald

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