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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.

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.

Turkey pot pie

Turkey pot pie

Pot pie dough can be elaborate or simple, and the key to a great pot pie. Since pot pies can be created in individual serving dishes, or as a whole pie ready to cut and serve, the dough choice can be anything from simple homemade dough or puff pastry, depending on the application. Dough makes the pot pie.

Pot pies can be filled with fresh vegetables, poultry, and seafood and topped with any number of dough types including puff pastry, pie crust, biscuit mixes, and instant potatoes. While pot pies can be made from the freshest ingredients, they are also a great vehicle for turning leftovers into something special.