Cranks’ Homity Pie

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 6 Reviews

Recipe by Cook Vegetarian
Ready in 30 to 60 mins


  • 300g wholemeal shortcrust pastry
  • 350g potatoes
  • 450g onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 25g butter or margarine
  • 15g parsley, chopped
  • 100g vegetarian cheese, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

How To Cook

  1. Roll out the pastry and use to line six 10cm (4") individual tins or foil dishes. If you don't have time to make it from scratch, you can use ready made shortcrust pastry – it works just as well!
  2. Boil or steam the potatoes until tender and, while they’re cooking, sauté the chopped onions in the oil until really soft.
  3. Combine the potatoes and onions, add the butter, parsley, 50g of the cheese, garlic and milk, and season well to taste. Cool, then use to fill the pastry cases.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in the oven at 220C/425 F/Gas 7 for 20 minutes, until golden. Alternatively, if you prefer to make one large flan, use a 20cm (8") tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Serve with a crisp green salad or fresh steamed vegetables.

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Posted by TPoole on February 5, 2011

Tried and loved it smile

Posted by pollyannacakes on March 4, 2011

I love these pies, I make up 6 individual pies to the stage where they need to go in the oven. I bake 1 and freeze the other 5. They are so comforting to eat.

Posted by simons mum on March 6, 2011

Thank you pollyannacakes for the freezing tip. 
Made this and it was much enjoyed.

Posted by Pippa on April 15, 2011

This is a really delicious recipe

Posted by Vonno on December 17, 2011

The photo shows a moist pie with peas; this recipe has no peas and is very dry. Nothing like the homity pie I had at Cranks

Posted by Rachel on December 21, 2011

Hi Vonno - you’re right, although the recipe is correct to that supplied us by cranks, there are no peas in it, so it appears the wrong image has been supplied. We’ve replaced the image with a stock picture to avoid confusion.

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