Bye Cancer (or other significant event) pie

Adapted from an original recipe by Gizzie Erskine


  • 2 leeks
  • Butter
  • Plain flour
  • Milk
  • Gravy
  • Parmasan
  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Parsley
  • Lemon
  • Nutmeg
  • Puff pastry


  • Heat oven to 220 degrees centigrade
  • Chop and fry two leeks in butter
  • Make a roux with 30g butter/30g flour
  • Whisk together with 200ml milk and 300ml Turkey gravy or chicken stock
  • Cook at a summer for 5 minutes until thickened
  • Add a handful of grated Parmesan cheese (sounds crazy but adds roundness and umami), 4tbsp chopped parsley, the zest and juice 1/2 lemon, a grating of nutmeg and seasoning.
  • Mix with the leeks 300g and chopped leftover turkey/chicken and 250g leftover ham
  • Let cool.
  • Add to a pie dish
  • Roll out puff pastry, cut out a pastry top for your dish (just bigger than)
  • Use the rest of the pastry to cut out the spelling of any message you want on your pie
  • Put top on dish and press down with fork at the edge
  • Using milk as glue place your message and any other decoration on the pie
  • Brush whole top with milk or a whisked egg
  • Prick a couple of small holes to let the air escape when cooking
  • Put in the over for 25/35 mins until pastry is cooked through
  • Enjoy with mash/green beans/baked beans/champagne/whatever and whoever you want!