I love winter for the food — rich, heavy gravies, pastries, casseroles — they just fill the spot!
Most are really easy and there is a variety of both savoury and sweet pies to enjoy! Make or buy your pastry depending on your time – most pastries or even pre-made.
Tart shells can be bought and stored in the freezer so a pie is always easy to make at any time!
Here is a list of 10 amazing pies to make this winter.
Probably one of my most favourite pies, this is my mum’s recipe – and I make it A LOT!!! I make it in a baking dish rather than a pie dish (the piccie is one made in a pie dish) – as it goes further – and then you can eat it cold the next day! Scrumptious!
Now don’t be alarmed by the amount of ingredients in this recipe, but in saying that – it does take time – and this is one recipe that I highly recommend making the pastry from scratch. The pastry is very ‘short’ – which means it is very buttery and shortbread like. It does make it fiddly, but it is so darn good I like eating the pastry raw… Just use pie apples for ease!
3. Pink Pie
Never heard of ‘Pink Pie’? Sounds a bit rude huh! Well, think about this – layers of corned beef, topped with white sauce, smothered in mashed potato and popped in a pie! Very rich and decadent! Perfect for using leftover corned beef or silverside.
Not the condensed milk type, this is the old fashioned, made-from-scratch caramel – which is actually pretty darn easy to make. It isn’t as ‘heavy’ as a condensed milk caramel. And adding some passionfruit pulp on top will really bring out the flavours… delish!
P.S: I know this is a tart, not a pie, but meh!!! It is in a pie dish so I’m going to count it in!
I learned this recipe from my mother-in-law – and couldn’t believe it would work without gelatin in it – but it did – and it is amazing! The biggest hint is to use Meyer Lemons or other lemons from the shop – not bush lemons. For some reason, bush lemons won’t set this pie!
I love this recipe – you just literally chuck all the ingredients into a pie dish – and bake! It is ‘impossible’ because it forms a base, a delicious filling, and a crusty top!
It might be old fashioned, but it is still a damn delicious pie!
Chicken Pot Pie is a great way to cram loads of vegetables into a delicious pie with lots of chicken and a cheesy sauce.
I only ever put pastry on top, which makes it nice and easy for an everyday dinner for the family!
Guinness might not be your taste, but when cooked for a very long time with tender beef chunks, it thickens into a delicious gravy that is just superb on a cold winter’s night.
A great way to get the kids to eat, especially if they have their very own little pie of their own!