Celebration celeriac and sweet garlic pie

Preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time
1 to 2 hours

Serves
Serves 8–10

Dietary
Vegetarian

By Anna Jones

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 250g/9oz plain spelt flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 125g/4½oz cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • few sprigs each fresh rosemary, thyme and sage, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest only
  • 25g/1oz Cheddar, grated
  • 1 free-range egg yolk

For the filling

  • 3 heads garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 sprigs each fresh rosemary, thyme and sage, leaves picked and finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 1kg/2lb 4oz celeriac, peeled, 300g/10½oz reserved, the rest cut into 2cm/¾in pieces
  • 220g/8oz Lancashire cheese or Cheddar, crumbled
  • 150g/5½oz crème fraîche
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • small bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

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