Creamy Lancashire Cheese and onion pie


This filling makes one individual pie portion – to increase this to 4 portions times the recipe accordingly.

  • 200g Creamy Lancashire grated
  • 80g Chopped onion
  • 50ml Water
  • 1/2 Tspn butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of white pepper


  1. Place the onions, water and butter in a pan and bring to the boil then season with the salt and pepper
  2. Allow to cook until just tender then remove from the heat and cool
  3. Drain the liquid off when cold
  4. Keep the cheese to one side and add when assembling the pie


  • 200g Plain flour
  • 100g Butter
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • Salt
  • Water to bind


  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl with the salt and rub down the butter until crumb consistency
  2. Make a well and add the eggs and a little water and mix together until a smooth paste is formed
  3. Cling film and refrigerate until needed


  1. Roll out the pastry to the required thickness
  2. Line the base of a pie tin with pastry and add alternate layers of grated Lancashire cheese and the onion mix until pie is full
  3. Cover with a pastry lid and brush with egg wash
  4. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until golden