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Salted Caramel Mince Pies

Mince Pies are a British Christmas classic, they’re a small, flaky pie filled with dried fruits and spices, which initally arrived on these shores in the 13th century when crusaders returned with recipes for pies containing meats, dried fruits and spices. Initially made with minced meat – hence the name “Mince Pie” – the recipe has changed over the years to be simply a sweet pie filled with mincemeat which…

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Turkey, Mushroom & Sweetcorn Pie

I have professed my love for pie on many occasions, so I don’t need to do it again, but the problem with pie is that they’re not always the healthiest of meals when you’re trying to be good and lose a bit of weight. But never fear! I’ve have prepared a pie recipe that will allow you to indulge your love of enjoying a filling, satisftying pie but without the…

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Chicken, Ham & Leek Filo Pie

A site that started off life as “If You Smell What is Cooking” wouldn’t be right without a few pie recipes. But even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson keeps an eye on what he eats – when he’s not on one of his legendary cheat days anyway – and as I’m on a health kick at the moment, I wanted to come up with a pie recipe that was healthy but…

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Chicken, Chorizo & Leek Pie

I have put up a pie recipe previously – a classic combination of Steak and Ale – however another personal favourite filling for a pie is Chicken, Chorizo and Leek. You can the salty spiciness from the chorizo and the slight sweetness from the leeks all served in a creamy sauce which takes all the flavours on from the chorizo. It makes for an extremely filling and satisfying meal that…

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Steak & Ale Pie

Everyone loves pie. Everyone. The reason everyone loves pie because it’s so versatile. You can have anything you want in your pie. Pork? Yes! Apple? Yes! Fish? Yes! Game? Yes! Ice Cream! Erm… well… maybe not anything. But the point is you can can make your pie any way you want it, but there are a few combinations which are classic and one of them is the Steak and Ale Pie.…

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