Chicken, bacon and butternut squash pie


A filo parcel filled with chicken breast pieces, smoked bacon lardons, pine nuts and butternut squash. Save yourself time by buying in the filo pastry.

Equipment and preparation: you will need a cotton sheet, a 26cm/10½in savarin mould, a food mixer with a dough hook attachment and a spice grinder.


For the filo pastry

For the ras-el-hanout

For the filling

To decorate

  • 20g/¾oz pork scratchings
  • 10g fresh coriander, leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted in a dry pan
  • 2 tsp grains of paradise (West African spice available from specialist spice suppliers)
  • handful baby spinach leaves
  • ¼ pomegranate, seeds only