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Comforting vegan mushroom and leek pie recipe

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Alessia Armenise
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We have found the most comforting pie recipe for your Sunday lunch treat, and it’s completely meat-free.

It’s the end of a busy week and all you can think of is what to cook for your long-awaited Sunday feast. Look no further, this plant-based British classic is set to satisfy even the most passionate meat-eaters. 

The creamy mushrooms and leeks make a deliciously rich filling for the crispy golden pie crust. You’ll need to put in some extra time for this one, but the payoff will be great – guaranteed. 

Vegan mushroom and leek pie recipe

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 35 minutes 

Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

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

For the sauce: 

  • 1 tbsp dairy-free butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 350 ml dairy-free milk
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 roll vegan puff pastry (or gluten-free, if needed)
  • 4 tbsp dairy-free milk, for glazing

Directions

1. Add the olive oil to a large saucepan on a medium heat. Fry the leeks and garlic for two minutes, to soften.

2. Add the mushrooms, herbs, salt and pepper and stir for a minute. Place the lid on top and cook for eight 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.

Recipe and picture by Aimee Ryan from The Vegan Society

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Alessia Armenise

Alessia Armenise is picture editor of Stylist and Stylist.co.uk. In her free time you'll find her tasting vegan street food around east London and sharing her (many) opinions on London Fields Radio. Instagram

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