Happy British Pie Week to you all! Is there anything more British than the humble pie? The queen, perhaps - but we’re certain she loves pies too. For this reason, we’ve decided to share some of the best pie recipes we’ve stumbled across with you! We’ve chosen a bit of everything, ranging from sweet to savoury, meaty to vegetarian, so there’s a pie to suit everyone.

While we're here, we thought we’d share an interesting fact with you too. Back in the day (that day being medieval times), pie baking was almost a competitive sport, and many chefs would place live birds underneath the lid of their pie to create a spectacular scene when the pie was cut into. That’s where the ‘sing a song of sixpence’ nursery rhyme came from. Interesting, right? 

With this knowledge, you can now go ahead and make one of our best pie recipes,  feeling happy that you know some of the humble pie's heritage. Happy baking!



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Chocolate Pie

We thought this Salted Caramel Pie was the perfect way to finish off British Pie Week, and what a week it has been! We’ve seen some fantastic recipes and photos of delicious pies from all around the country, with people really getting in to the spirit of the week!

This scrumptious Salted Caramel pie recipe comes to us courtesy of the brilliant people over at UK TV Good Food! The caramel in this pie provides you with a delicious sweetness, but the salty edge neutralises that giving a fantastic combination of flavour. The thing that really caught our eye with this recipe was the pretzel crust around the edge of the pastry, which we love! So if you are looking to celebrate the end of British Pie Week today or this weekend, have a good at this delicious UK TV Good Food recipe!

Photograph by BenGrantham (view original version here)



For the Filling

  • 300g of sugar
  • 120ml of honey
  • 120ml of double cream
  • 115g of brown butter (normal butter is also fine)
  • 2 tbsp of mascarpone
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

For the Topping

  • 120ml of double cream
  • 115g of chopped dark chocolate

For the Pretzel Crust

  • 225g of pretzels
  • 85 to 115g of melted unsalted butter


Step 1-Start by making the pretzel crust. Grind the 225g of pretzels in a food processor or wrap them in a tea towel and hit with a rolling pin until they are well ground. Pour the unsalted butter in to a mixing bowl, add the ground pretzels and use your hands tom mix together. Do this until the texture resembles wet sand. Firmly press the crumbs in to a 24cm large pie tin and chill the crust in the fridge.

Step 2-Now you can move on to the filling. Start by adding the 300g of sugar and 120ml of honey to a saucepan along with 120ml of water. Combine until the sugar is dissolved and it turns to a caramel (dark amber colour). Ideally you want the mixture to reach about 170 degrees celcius.

Step 3-Take the caramel off the heat and add in the 120ml of double cream, being very careful not to spill any of the caramel as it will start to bubble when the cream mixes with it. Ensure you whisk it as the cream is being poured in. After this add the 115g of butter, the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and whisk again.

Step 4-Pour the filling in to your pie tin that you prepared earlier and leave it to set in the fridge for at least 5 hours.

Step 5-Nearly finished, all there is left to do is the topping. Add the double cream to a pan and heat until it starts to gently bubble, then pop in the dark chocolate and allow it to melt. Once melted, whisk until the mixture is glossy. Spread over the filling and allow it to set. That’s it, this delicious salted caramel pie is now ready to enjoy as part of your British Pie Week celebrations!

Source: Good Food UK TV 

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Happy St Patrick's Day everyone, and what better way to celebrate than this delicious Steak and Guinness pie!

We all know that the classic combination of steak and ale goes well together when it comes to making a pie, but the combination of steak and Guinness is mouth wateringly good! This recipe includes a rather small amount of ingredients but it certainly won’t lack in flavour. This steak and Guinness pie is something you can prepare and leave in the oven to cook while you carry on with something else, and a perfect way to celebrate St Patrick's Day 2016!



  • 675g of diced braising steak
  • 4 sticks of celery
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of plain flour
  • 1 bottle of 500ml Guinness
  • 1 small handful of herbs (rosemary, thyme and bay leaf)
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 500 of pre packed puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • Olive Oil


Step 1-Start by taking the your beef and seasoning to taste with the salt and pepper. Sprinkle the beef with flour and ensure it is well covered.

Step 2-Pour 2 to 3 large glugs of olive oil in to heated casserole dish or frying pan and fry the beef until it is browned.

Step 3- Add in the onion and fry for a minute or so, then add the carrots, celery and the herbs in to the pan. Cook all of this for a further 5 minutes before adding in the bottle of Guinness.

Step 4-Add the chopped tomatoes and bring to the boil. Give it a good stir and allow it to slow cook for a further 2 hours until the meat is tender.

Step 5-After 2 hours check how it is doing. The sauce should have thickened and all of the ingredients should have provided a delicious flavour. Add further seasoning if you think it needs it.

Step 6-Now it is time to pre heat your oven. Set it to 190 degrees Celsius or gas mark 5. Place the meat filling and sauce in to a large pie tin.

Step 7-Roll out your puff pastry and place it over the pie tin. Please make sure it is slightly bigger than the tin itself.

Step 8-Beat the egg and then brush the edge of your tin with it. Place the pastry on top of the large pie tin and use the extra pastry around the outside of the dish to secure it. Use a knife to score the pastry on top and brush with more of the egg.

Step 9-Place the pie on a baking tray or in a roasting tin and place in the middle of your pre heated oven for around 45 minutes. You will know it is done when it turns a golden colour and starts to bubble around the edge of the pastry.

Step 10-Allow the pie to cool for a few minutes before serving, and that’s it! This delicious steak and Guinness pie is ready to be served. We recommend serving with some delicious new potatoes and some green beans!

Source: All Recipes 

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