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These tremendous easy vegetarian pies are made in muffin tins. – no fancy pie moulds wanted! They’re s gloriously yummy time full of greens and a luscious sauce.

I’ve stored these tremendous easy through the use of retailer purchased puff pastry, for a lighter spin you can make them pot pies in little ramekins.

Any extra pie filling you will have could be frozen and used to make a hand pie when you will have left over pastry. The pies themselves additionally freeze rather well. By roasting the cauliflower first you get glorious texture and depth of flavour.

They’re good for a picnic. As a starter or for lunch with a facet salad.

Makes 12 pies


2 Tbs further virgin olive oil

1/2 a cauliflower separated into florets (approx four cups)

four sprigs of Thyme + 1 Tbs recent thyme leaves

2 cloves garlic

2 sticks celery, finely diced

1 shallot or 2 Tbs spring onion, finely sliced

2 Tbs plain flour

1 cup vegetable inventory

1/2 cup milk of alternative

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

1 tsp Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper

6 sheets puff pastry

1 flippantly crushed egg (for egg wash)


Preheat oven to 180 levels Celsius.

Line a tray with baking paper, add cauliflower, garlic cloves (pores and skin on) and thyme sprigs. Drizzle with 1 tsp of oil and roast for 25 minutes or till simply beginning to color. Take away the garlic from the skins and smash.

In the meantime, grease a 12 gap muffin tin.

Place a medium pot on medium excessive warmth and as soon as sizzling add remaining oil adopted by thyme leaves, celery and onion. Cool on low warmth till softened. Add the flour and stir for 1 minute then slowly add the inventory adopted by the milk, stirring to include.

Simmer for five minutes to thicken then add the Parmesan, mustard and roasted garlic. Stir properly then fold within the cauliflower and season to style. Be beneficiant with the pepper!

Utilizing a glass that’s 1cm wider than your muffin tin tops, minimize 12 circles from the pasty sheets. Then utilizing a glass the identical dimension as the highest of the muffin tins minimize one other 12 circles.

Place the big circles within the base of the muffin tins, fill with pie filling after which place the highest on. Use a fork and egg wash to hitch the sides.

Make 2 cuts on the highest of every pie with a pointy knife for ear vents.

Bake for 30 minutes in your nonetheless sizzling oven, or till golden. Place a tray on the shelf under them in case of drips. Don’t fear if the combination bubbles out, the sauce caramelising on the tin is an simply detachable pleasure. Permit to chill barely and use a distils or butter knife to take away from the tin. Cool on a wire rack for a couple of minutes earlier than consuming.

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