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Rabbit and Thyme Pithivier

Rabbit and Thyme Pithivier


A superb French pie…..

  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • In a bowl, toss the rabbit meat with some olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Add to the hot pan and brown on all sides.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the thyme and remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Wipe down the pan with some paper towels and place back on heat.
  • Add the butter and let it melt.
  • Add the flour and whisk so that no lumps form.
  • Add the milk in small batches while whisking continuously, until you create a thick béchamel sauce.
  • Add the cheeses gradually and stir until they melt.
  • Add the corn, 2 egg yolks, mustard and rabbit meat.
  • Season to taste.
  • Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate to chill.
  • Cut the puff pastry sheets in to 2 circles, one larger than the other.
  • Place the smaller circle in a baking pan.
  • Add the filling and spread over it, leaving a 1 mm border so that the pie can be sealed.
  • Whisk the extra egg yolk with a small amount of water to make the egg wash. Brush all around the border.
  • Cover with the second sheet of puff pastry and press down on the edges with a fork to seal.
  • Use a knife to make a hole that is 1-2 cm wide on the surface of the pie so that the steam can escape while baking.
  • Lightly score the surface with the knife, starting from the hole at the center and drawing outward to the edge.
  • Brush the surface of the pie with the rest of the egg wash.
  • Decorate with any leftover puff pastry to make the pie even prettier.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden. 
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
15 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
47 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
5 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
5 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
9 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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