Pie recipes to indulge in, including luxurious fish pie with lobster tail and prawn pie, creamy chicken and mushroom pie and slow winter cottage pie, which takes more than 4 hours to cook but is so worth the wait.
Pies make the perfect centrepiece at the dinner table, whether you’re making a lazy weekend dinner or cooking midweek with an eye on leftovers so you can cook once but eat two meals. Our pick of pie recipes features gastropub-worthy steak and ale pie as well as lighter options, such as our ‘half and half’ cottage pie with root veg mash, which replaces half the mince with lentils for a nutrient-packed version. Or try new flavour twists such as Cyrus Todiwala’s ginger cottage pie, which brings Indian spices to a traditional cottage pie recipe with results that you’ll want to make again and again. Find vegetarian pie recipes too, including truffle, cheese and potato pie and Helen Mirren’s individual cabbage pies, which is a favourite in her house and she shared her grandmother’s recipe with us.
Don’t be afraid to experiment; mix and match fillings depending on what you have in the fridge or try new toppings for different textures, from classic mash or mixed veg mash to boost your 5-a-day intake to classic pastry, to readymade filo pastry or new ideas like a quick and easy rosti top, which is lighter than mash. Pies are so versatile, there are so many combinations to try and most of them will turn out to be crowdpleasers so you can’t go wrong.
Or how about pie for dessert? Our sweet pie recipes include apple and salted caramel pie with a lattice top, apple and Wensleydale pie and more exotic mango and almond pies, a light and delicious dinner party dessert.
mushroom pie, traditional steak and ale or a luxurious fish pie recipe. Venison and mushroom pie made with rich red wine is a classic winter warmer - plus, venison is low in fat and high in protein, so it's good for you too.
See the venison and mushroom pie recipe.
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Delicious Pie recipes
This hand raised pork pie is such an impressive centrepiece for any Christmas buffet table. The hot water crust pastry really melts in the mouth, and is much easier to make than you'd think! This irresistible pie is so much better than anything you can buy pre made - it's well worth the effort.
Savoury crumble takes a classic comforting winter pudding and transforms it into a tasty main course. The flavour packed squash and lentil stew is topped with a crunchy crumble topping
Individual mini Sheperd's pies are a family favourite but with a twist of herby sweet potato mash topping
Make a traditional meat and onion pie that's worth the effort - or use 500g readymade shortcrust if you are short of time
Lean mince, plus a healthy root veg mash with no butter, give this cottage pie recipe a healthy twist
This updated version of the classic cottage pie recipe includes trendy sweet potato and white cannellini beans
This fantastic venison pie recipe is unusual but makes a beautiful pairing with Stilton
Short cinnamon pastry, perfectly compliments the fruit in this pie. Best served with our homemade custard
This wonderfully tangy/sweet concoction is strictly for the sole enjoyment of the grown-ups!