Chestnut Bourguignon pie recipe

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Veggies can often miss out at Christmas - but no-one will feel hard done by with this deliciously festive chestnut pie

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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time15 mins (plus 6-8 hours to soak chestnuts)
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time1 hours
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Veggies can often miss out at Christmas - but no-one will feel hard done by with this deliciously rich and festive chestnut pie


  • 110g dried chestnuts, soaked for 6-8 hours
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1tsp / 5ml dried rosemary
  • 210ml vegetarian/vegan red wine
  • 300ml vegetable/vegan stock or water
  • 25g butter or soya margarine
  • 8 small pickling onions or shallots, peeled
  • 110g chestnut mushrooms, wiped
  • 50g button mushrooms, wiped
  • 10ml Dijon mustard
  • 30-45ml tamari or soy sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 225g vegetarian/vegan puff pastry, thawed if frozen




  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Place the soaked chestnuts, herbs and 5floz of wine in a saucepan with vegetable stock to cover and cook until just tender, approximately 50-60 minutes.
  2. Drain the chestnuts, reserving the liquid.
  3. Melt the butter or margarine in a frying pan and saute the onions until lightly browned.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add the chestnuts, the remaining red wine and sufficient chestnut cooking liquor to cover.
  6. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes to reduce the liquid a little.
  7. Stir in the mustard, tamari and black pepper to taste. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  8. Check seasoning and consistency and adjust as necessary.
  9. Spoon the mixture into a pie dish. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and place on top of filling.
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden.

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