Clonakilty Blackpudding, Apple and Fennel Heart Shaped Pie

Clonakilty Blackpudding, Apple and Fennel Heart Shaped Pie

Serves: Makes 2 medium sized pies Prep Time: Cook Time: 30 mins

Treat your loved one on Valentine’s Day to the ultimate Clonakilty Blackpudding heart shaped pie with apple and fennel. Serve with a glass of champagne and your Valentine will definitely feel the love with this one!


250g Clonakilty Blackpudding

2 apples (chopped into small pieces)

100g fennel (diced)

1 garlic clove (chopped)

1 brown onion (chopped)

1tsp lemon zest

25g butter

1 tbsp chopped leaf parsley

2 packs of shortcrust pastry blocks

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp flour

100ml cream

Beaten egg

Splash of white wine (optional)


  1. Gently sauté the onion, garlic, fennel and apple with the butter until they are tender.
  2. Chop the Clonakilty Blackpudding into small pieces and add to the pan along with some salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add a tablespoon of flour to thicken the mixture and pour in the white wine (if using), cream and lemon zest. Bring it to a gentle boil whilst stirring continuously. Simmer for 5 – 6 minutes until the liquid has reduced and thickened, then set aside for approx. 30 minutes.
  4. Add the parsley and more salt and pepper if required.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  6. Roll out pastry block (follow instructions on the packaging) and cut out 4 x heart shapes.
  7. Spread filling over pastry leaving a good sized border all round.
  8. Brush border with a beaten egg and place a second layer of the pastry on top.
  9. Pinch the edges of the pastry layers together to seal and brush all over with beaten egg.
  10. Cut a small heart shaped hole in the centre of the top layer of pastry, place on baking sheet and bake for approx. 18 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately!

Recipe courtesy of Jelena Fairweather