Category Archives: PIES

Egg, mushroom and bacon tart

Egg, mushroom and bacon tart

Egg, mushroom and bacon tart is delicious breakfast for the whole family. The ingredients gathered on top of a tasty homemade pastry creating a luscious tart to enjoy along with a salad any day in the week! A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry. The pastry is usually shortcrust pastry; the filling may be sweet or savoury. Early medieval tarts generally had meat fillings, but later ones were often based on fruit and custard. Feel free to use a store-bought shortcrust pastry if you don’t have the time to make your own. It is not a sin because the topping will be home-made and incredible tasty. You could also make the recipe using individual tart tins. This recipe is for 4 individual tarts. 

Alsatian Onion Pie

Alsatian Onion Pie

Onion pie is a delicious, healthy, way to use up a lot of onions if you have them. It makes a delicious, filling, dinner on a cold day. While onion pie may sound disgusting, it actually has a mild, sweet, taste. Onion pie is a delicious, creative, way to turn all of your excess onions into a sweet treat that the entire family will enjoy.

Served with a crisp salad on the side, onion pie makes a meal, though traditionally in Alsace, it precedes choucroute – the pickled cabbage cooked in goose fat with sausages.

Easy pecan pie

Easy pecan pie

This easy pecan pie is a quicker, simpler version of the classic crunchy, caramely-sweet pie. Pecans are native to North America where they’re still used in abundance, especially in cakes, pies and cookies. They belong to the same family as the walnut and have the same distinctive texture and ‘brain-like’ shape, but a slightly sweeter taste. Pecans are prone to rancidity, so use them as fresh as possible. Perhaps most famous for their role in the all-American pecan-pie, but are equally good in brownies, cookies and cakes, try our delicious pecan recipes. Pecans are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. Like walnuts (which pecans resemble), pecans are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, although pecans contain about half as much omega-6 as walnuts.

Spanakopita – A Simple Greek Spinach Pie

Spanakopita – A Simple Greek Spinach Pie

Spanakopita is one of the most widely known Greek dishes. The roots of Greek pitas like spanakopita or the Greek spinach pies can be traced back to ancient times. Today spanakopita is one of the most popular dishes for Greek families and fans of Greek cuisine.

There countless variations of spanakopita out there but one of my favourites is this one. It is a very simple spanakopita recipe that can be prepared very quickly. To make this spanakopita recipe we will need several ingredients.

Chicken and leek pie

Chicken and leek pie

Make these individual and leek pies in small tart tins or in a four-hole Yorkshire pudding tin. Alternatively, as in the main picture, make one large pie using a 20 cm/8 in tart tin or pie plate. Comforting and sustaining they are excellent served hot, warm or cold and are ideal for picnics. It is very nice to serve the pie in small,  individual dishes that can be easily take out or serve at home. Seasonal salad is great side dish. Meat pies with fillings such as steak, cheese, steak and kidney, minced beef, or chicken and mushroom are popular in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand as take-away snacks. They are also served with chips as an alternative to fish and chips at British chip shops.