Walking into your local bakery you will, of course, see different types of bread. You will also see Danishes, pizza rolls, muffin and scrolls. Another bakery favourite you are also most likely to see is a pie. Particularly when visiting a local bakery in country Australia.
What is more comforting than a pie? Pies are not only delicious, but they are warming and the ultimate comfort food. There are many possible pie combinations you choose from – including Chicken and Leek, Beef and Red Wine to Vegetarian. Pies are versatile – they make for the perfect lunch, dinner, snack and breakfast too (if you’re desperate or hungover)!
What pie are you after? From a shepherd’s pie to a classic chicken pie – here are 10 pie combinations that will make your mouth water. You will thank yourself for choosing these pie combinations. Know which pie to choose if you decide to make your own pies or buy one at your local pie store. If you make your own pie – you can make individual pies or one big one!
1. Beef and Beer Pie
When you think of a pie combination – what do you think of? If you ask others, they will most likely say ‘Beef and beer’ or ‘Steak and ale’ (which are the same thing). It is a comforting classic, perfect on a winter’s day to warm you up.
If you want to make a beef and beer pie – check out this recipe from BBC Good Food here.
2. Beef and Mushroom Pie
Beef and Mushroom Pies are a classic. It is great for those who aren’t 100% sure on the more extravagant flavours. Slow-cooked chuck steak with delicious pastry – what’s not to love? The mushrooms will make you feel at ease knowing you’re getting some vegetables in your diet!
If you want to make a beef and mushroom Pie – try this recipe from taste here.
3. Chicken and Leek Pie
What is better than a chicken and leek pie? Yes, a classic combination and a favourite of many. Why? The filling is often creamy with the leeks giving a beautiful flavour to the pie. It is perfect for a cold winter’s day. It is a winner amongst children, adults and teenagers.
If you want to make a chicken and leek Pie – check out this recipe from Olive magazine here.
4. Chicken and Mushroom Pie
What else is better on a cold night than a chicken and mushroom pie? It is not as extravagant as other recipes on this list, but it is delicious and will always be a hit. If you choose this pie when you are out and about, you know you are guaranteed to be in for a delight!
If you want to make a chicken and mushroom pie – try this recipe from BBC Good Food here.
5. Chicken Korma and Vegetable Pie
Feel healthy and full at the same time with a chicken korma and vegetable pie. In fact, if you see any curry pie you know you are in for an explosion of flavours in your mouth. It is extremely satisfying and fulfilling. The spices warm you up, making this pie perfect for a cold winter’s day.
If you want to make a chicken korma and vegetable pie – check out this recipe from taste here.
6. Lamb and Pumpkin Pie
A lamb pie had to be on this list. Lamb pies are delicious, something different to the normal beef or chicken. Lamb and pumpkin pie might not be at many bakeries, but the combination is a perfect match. You get the beautiful taste of the lamb with the warming nature of the spiced lamb.
If you want to make a lamb and pumpkin pie – try this recipe from taste here.
7. Chorizo and Lentil Pie
If you come across an option like a chorizo and lentil pie at your local bakery, or something as extravagant as this pie combination – you should give it a go. It is a delicious and gourmet choice for your average pie lover.
If you want to make a chorizo and lentil pie – check out this recipe from taste here. This recipe makes a bunch of smaller pies.
8. Spinach and Ricotta Pie
Are you a vegetarian? Do you have friends who are vegetarians? Health-conscious? A combination of spinach and ricotta is a classic favourite but delicious. Often, spinach and ricotta pies are made with filo pastry. It gives the pie a light texture and a gourmet finish! Compared to other pies using shortcrust or puff pastry.
If you want to make a spinach and ricotta pie – try this recipe from Olive magazine here. It is easy to make and ready in under an hour!
9. Pea and Fish Pie
Are you a lover of fish? Sometimes fish pies are perfect for either an alternative to the heavy choice of meat or just for a change! A pea and fish pie does not taste as bad as you think it sounds! (if you are thinking that!) It provides an extra delicious element to the pie.
If you want to make a pea and fish pie – check out this recipe from Olive magazine here. This recipe is titled ‘Mushy Pea Fish Pie’ – don’t hate it until you try it!
10. Fish and Potato Pie
An old school favourite perfect for your next lunch or dinner. It is a great option for when you don’t feel like a hearty meat meal. A fish and potato pie might be a little rich, but it is delicious. It is even better on a winter’s day as it is nice, warming and comforting.
If you want to try and make a fish and potato pie – try this recipe from Gourmet Traveller here.