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Spiral veggie pie

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 55 min
45 min
1 hr 10 min
This colourful pie makes an impressive centrepiece for a buffet or meat-free dinner party


Plain White Flour

225 g, plus extra for dusting

Low Fat Spread

115 g, cubed and chilled in freezer for 30 mins

Calorie controlled cooking spray

6 spray(s)


1 small, diced


2 clove(s), crushed

Butternut Squash

250 g, peeled weight and cubed

Sage, fresh

4 teaspoon(s), 4 leaves, roughly chopped


3 medium, trimmed

Carrots, raw

3 medium


3 medium, halved lengthways

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon(s)

Agave Syrup

1 tablespoon(s), level

Chilli flakes

1 teaspoon(s), level, or paprika


  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt. Rub in the spread until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add 2 tbsp ice-cold water and bring together with a knife. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and bring together with your hands, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Mist a large lidded frying pan with cooking spray and fry the onion for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute. Add the squash, sage and a splash of water, and season well. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl and mash.
  3. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, slice the courgettes, carrots and aubergines into ribbons. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil with the agave nectar and chilli or paprika, then toss with the vegetable strips.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6 and mist a 22cm fluted tart tin with cooking spray. On a floured surface, roll the pastry out to a 5mm thickness. Line the tin with the pastry, trim the edges, then prick the base with a fork. Lay a circle of foil or baking paper over the base and cover with baking beans or rice. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the beans or rice and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and turn the temperature down to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Spread the butternut mash over the base, then take a ribbon each of carrot, aubergine and courgette, and roll into a tight spiral. Place in the middle of the tart, then use the remaining veg ribbons to continue winding in a spiral effect until the shell is filled. Mist with cooking spray, then return to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the veg is tender.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve with the salad leaves.