Our Favourite Savoury Pie Recipes
A great pie is the stuff of legend. Crispy, flaky golden pastry encasing a tasty, hot filling – what’s not to love about that? Granted, late-night petrol station visits have put pies in a bad light but if you partake in that, you only have yourself to blame. We suggest forgoing those greasy excuses and instead make your own. We round up our favourite savoury pie recipes to get you started.
Classics Savoury Pie Recipes
These pies are where it all began…
Classic Cornish Pasties
This humble pie was traditionally made for 17th and 18th Century miners. It was the perfect meal for a hungry miner – a tasty meat filling encased in thick pastry that could be held in one hand to eat and required no cutlery.
Classic Pork Pies
This pie filling is super easy, but be sure to buy good quality pork mince with a good fat ratio, if it’s too lean the pie will turn out dry.
Nose-to-tail is the way to cook, so if you find yourself with some offal, put it in a pie! Incidentally, the term ‘eating humble pie’ originated from this idea – back in the day, offal was known as ‘umble’ and umble pies were a popular way of using these cuts that often need long braising. Who knew!
Beef Cheek and Kidney Pie
Up level the classic steak and kidney pie by using beef cheeks, they become beautifully moist and tender when cooked like this.
Steak and Kidney Pudding
No, not a sweet pudding! Pudding, as in the French word boudin, meaning encased meats. This ‘pudding’ is loaded with flavour and best served on a winters day, glass of vino in hand.
Vegetarian Savoury Pie Recipes
Veggie fillings are totally delish and very versatile. These combine veggies and cheese.
Jerusalem Artichoke Pithiver
A pithivier is a traditional French country-style pie that uses puff pastry and is named after the town where it is said to have originated. This version uses beautiful Jerusalem artichokes with fresh wild garlic and Parmesan cheese.
Cheese and Leek Hand Pies
Made with goats cheese, these pies have a bit of richness, so are perfect bite size picnic or padkos snacks.
Chicken pies are classics for a reason. Homey, comforting and delish!
Shortcrust Chicken Pie
This pie uses roasted sweet potatoes as a base, which is a great idea, as you don’t run the risk of soggy, uncooked pastry at the bottom of your pie. And if you’re afraid of making your own pastry, just remember that shortcrust is the most forgiving so go wild with your patterns.
Classic Chicken Pie
There’s a reason this chicken pie made it onto the Crush most searched recipes – it’s easy to make and the bacon and tarragon make it delicious!
Have you ever met a sausage roll you didn’t like?
Pork Sage and Apple Pie
All the delicious flavour combinations lovingly enclosed together by a pastry top.
Classic Pork Sausage
Sausage rolls are almost always a favourite and these are simply delicious!
Slow braised lamb makes for the most indulgent and rich pie filling. YUM.
Baa Baa Balsamic Lamb Pie
Fall apart tender lamb, in a sticky, sweet and tarty onion balsamic sauce under a crisp buttery crust.
Mini Lamb Pies in Yoghurt Pastry
This yoghurt pastry is ridiculously crispy and easy to make.
Venison Savoury Pie Recipes
Venison is a leaner cut so if you’re making a saucy pie, make sure you pack it with flavour and richness.
A deliciously different way to make venison pie – slow cooked and tender.
This is a simple, slightly lighter version of a classic beef Wellington, using phyllo pastry instead of puff pastry.
A Different Kind of Pie
Pastry comes in all shapes and forms. Don’t judge.
Beef Shortrib Pies with Potato Topping
Because this pie filling is quite rich, we opted to top with a layer of crispy, butter-brushed potato slices, taking inspiration from a traditional Lancashire Hot Pot.
Steak and Kidney Cottage Pie
This ultimate winter warmer is packed with tender meat, distinctive kidney flavour, umami mushrooms and silky soft onions all snugly housed under a buttery and crusty mash topping.
Modern Mushroom Pie
The filling of mixed wild mushrooms is encased in a deep-fried, cream cheese empanada shell.
LCHF Chicken Pie
For the low-carb aficionados, the pastry is made using coconut and almond flour.
Love these savoury pies? Check out these sweet pies and pastries as well.
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