Traditional Scottish Ashet Pie Recipe

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This is the Scottish name for a steak pie, and I DO NOT mean those minuscule, tasteless things you buy in the supermarket.
This is the kind of steak pie that mothers, grandmothers and butchers used to make.
This steak pie is still traditionally served at the ‘ringing of the bells’ (midnight) on Hogmanay. In Scotland, we ‘see in the New Year’ with a full steak pie dinner.
Served with mashed potatoes and peas (or vegetables of your choice).
Note: Ashet Pie Dish is a deep enamelled pie dish used in traditional Scottish cooking. Modern pie dishes are excellent substitutes.

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 lb (500g) topside steak (or casserole quality beef)
  • ½ lb (250g) link beef sausages
  • ½ lb (250g) ox kidney (optional)
  • Quantity of Puff Pastry or 2 Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 2 Tablespoons flour (plain or wholemeal)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Beef stock cube
  • Medium freezer bag


  1. Heat oven to 200º C.
  2. Cut steak into cubes – ½ inch (1.5cm) approx.
  3. Slice sausages into 1 inch (2.5cm) lengths.
  4. Put steak, sausages, (ox kidney if used), flour, salt and pepper into freezer bag.
  5. Hold the bag closed and shake to coat the steak and sausage.
  6. Put steak and sausage into ashet (deep pie-dish) and pour over enough beef stock to cover.
  7. Cover ashet with aluminium foil and bake in oven for approx. 1½ hours or until tender.
  8. Prepare pastry.
  9. Cut several strips of pastry to go round the edge of dish.
  10. Roll out rest so that it is big enough to fit dish.
  11. Take ashet from oven and grease/oil lip of dish.
  12. Put strips of pastry along edge.
  13. Brush with cold water.
  14. Place pastry on top and trim. (If you need to join, wet edges and press gently together).
  15. Replace pie in oven for 15-20 minutes until golden-brown.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 11g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 15  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.05g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 8mg 0%
Total Carbs 2.98g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.01g 0%
Protein 0.49g 1%
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  • Robbie Smith
    Good grief!!!! I'm a Scot and this is one strange way to make this pie. The temperature is way too high cooking time way too short it NEVER has kidney and always has onion you only coat the steak with seasoned flour not everything. Please look elswhere there are excellent recipes elsewhere. eg kittensinthekitchen etc
    This is a variation


    • Granny Mac
      November 23, 2014
      Havers! Steak pie often has kidney (when it becomes steak and kidney pie) and NEVER has onion!!! Cooking for nearly 2 hours is find, although I would definitely brown meat first . Not only am I also a Scot, I am a Scots granny, and what yer granny says goes. Also, my own faither was a Glasgow butcher who hand made pies every Hogmanay for years - often in ashets handed in by folk so they could have their pies cooked in their own dishes.
      btw as a wean, I always loved finding a bit of sausage in my pie. I had completely forgotten about that as I don't usually add them myself. Mebbe I'll go back to that recipe!

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