Fidget Pie

Matthew Fort makes the Midlands equivalent to the Cornish pasty ' a sweet and savoury pie filled with apples, cider and bacon
By Matthew Fort
Fidget Pie
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 350 g unsmokedback bacon, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 450 g Cox's Orange Pippin apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 225 g onions, chopped
  • pinches nutmeg
  • 300 ml sweet cider
  • 300 g ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten


1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5.

2. Put the bacon, apple and onion in layers in a pie dish, seasoning with salt, pepper and nutmeg as you go. Pour in the cider.

3. Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface to about 5mm thick. Cover the pie dish with the pastry and crimp the edges.

4. Make a cross in the pastry with a sharp knife and fold back the four points to make a hole for the steam to escape.

5. Mix the beaten egg with a little water and brush the mixture over the top of the pastry to glaze.

6. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown.

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