No. 25 -16th c France Spice Blend - Potted Pie Recipe

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

16th Century potted pie made with leg of lamb or beef with spice blend No 25 by Oak City Spice Blends.
16th Century Potted Pie

Potted pie in 16th century France was more similar to a stew than the pot pies we know today. They used all of the ingredients that we have today and served it with a brazen medieval flare. Try it for yourself (but don't get into any battles over it!!)


1 Pound of Meat

1 Tbsp Olive oil

3 Cups of Beef Broth

1 Tbsp No 25 Spice Blend

Salt to taste


To make a potted pie, take a leg of mutton and some beef fat and chop them up finely. Then put all in a pot with some good broth. For spices, add cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and fine spices and salt to taste. Don’t forget to add a lot of chestnuts when

they are in season.

Oak City Spice Blends suggests taking a pan, putting cubed beef in it, along with a light oil (or

lard) and browning it. Add in 3 cups of beef broth and bring to a boil. Add in 1

tbsp of No. 25 Spice Blend. Simmer for an hour. Add salt to taste.

No. 25 Ingredients:

Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove,

Galingale, Ginger, Long Pepper, Nutmeg

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