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Capon Pie

Recipe by Jennifer Marshall-Craig


1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Chicken, chopped
2 Tbsp. Currents
2 Tbsp. Prunes, chopped
Pinch Saffron, ground in pinch of salt
1/8 tsp. Cloves, ground
1/4 tsp. Grains of Paradise, ground
1/2 tsp. Ginger, ground
Pie Shell


Mix chicken with dried fruits and spices, place in pie shell and bake in 425°F oven for 30-50 minutes until done.

Capuyn pasteyen Neempt die capuynen ende maectse scoone Dan legse in die pasteyen met versscen verckens smoute Dan doeter inne pruymen van amast ende carente op dat ghi wilt. Ende die specien sullen sijn ghymbere ende cleyn cruyt met sofferaen.

Capon pies. Take the capons and make them clean. Then lay them in the pies with fresh pork fat. Then put therein damsons and currants if you want. And the spices shall be ginger and cleyncruyt [cloves and grains of paradise] with saffron.

Published: 2013-07-06