In my opinion, the most important element of a pie is not its filling, but its crust. A good baked crust should be flaky on the outside and relatively dry on the inside. A good pastry dough should be easy to roll out and lift into the pie pan as opposed to stubbornly sticking to the counter and making the transfer from counter to bake form a nightmare.
Which is why I opted to use Sherry Yard’s master flaky pie dough (from her book Secrets of Baking) for this particular savoury pie. The resulting dough was a breeze to handle, allowing me to form a pretty seal around the edge.
The inspiration for the delicious spinach & minced pork filling came from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess, but I was glad that I passed on her suggested pastry recipe. I’d used it previously and found it to be really difficult to roll out.
The result was a truly scrumptious pie that was a little time consuming to make, but definitely worth the effort!