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Minty Lamb Pie Recipe

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Mint—a traditional partner with lamb—gets a special twist in this recipe's unique pastry crust.—Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 pound lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 8 pearl onions
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 399 calories, 23 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 491 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add mint. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture can be formed into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown lamb in shortening; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of water and mushrooms; cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until meat is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, place peas, carrots and onions in a large saucepan; cover with water. Cover and cook until tender; drain. Spoon into the crust. Using a slotted spoon, remove lamb and mushrooms from skillet and place over vegetable. Combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into pan drippings. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Pour over lamb mixture. Serve with a spoon. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Minty Lamb Pie in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p45

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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