10 Warming Winter Pies You’ll Want To Make

Even though spring is getting ever nearer, whilst the weather is dark and dismal there’s nothing like hearty, warming winter pies to make you feel all cosy and ‘Hygge’.

Here is a collection of 10 just such warming winter pies that are easy to make from the kitchens of some of my favourite bloggers.

I say warming winter pies but of course you could enjoy these at any time, and those using seasonal fruit are better cooked and devoured as soon as possible.

Pies are next on my agenda because, having finally got to grips with the slow cooker, Ieuan remarked at tea that we seem to be having “an awful lot of casseroles”.

There’s a mix of sweet and savoury here which should suit all tastes, whether you’re a custard or a gravy fiend.

Natalie’s Fit for a Queen Fruit Tart Recipe

Warming winter pies - Natalie's Fit For A Queen Fruit Tarts

Courtesy of Natalie at PlutoniumSox.com

For the Queen’s 90th birthday, Natalie teamed up with Kitchenways to create the gorgeous fruit filled pie with cooking apples, fresh raspberries and blueberries and kiwi fruit.

Find Natalie’s recipe at Fit for a Queen: Fruit tart recipe – Plutonium Sox

Leyla’s Blackberry Pie

Warming winter pies - Leyla's blackberry pie - Motherhood Diaries

Courtesy of Leyla at Motherhooddiaries.com

Leyla at Motherhooddiaries.com created her pie after some serious blackberry foraging with her three boys.  We weren’t so lucky here with our blackberry crop but I suspect you have to be pretty quick off the mark if you want to make a tasty pie like this one.

Find Leyla’s recipe at www.motherhooddiaries.com/blackberry-pie-recipe

Jane’s Honey Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Warming winter pies - Honey Spiced Pumpkin Pie from Hodge Podge Days

Courtesy of Jane at Hodgepodgedays.co.uk

This is an easy to make sweet pie that you can make using a ready made sweet pastry case to save some time.  It’s filled with a delicious mix of pumpkin puree, honey and spices and is best eaten slathered in cream.

Find Jane’s recipe at www.hodgepodgedays.co.uk/recipe/recipe-honey-spiced-pumpkin-pie/

Jane’s Homity Pie

Warming winter pies: Vegetarian Skinny Homity Pie from Hodgepodgedays.co.uk

Courtesy of Jane at Hodgepodgedays.co.uk

Jane also shared her first ever blog post which was, coincidentally a recipe for a vegetarian Skinny Homity Pie.

A Homity pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie although little is known about its origins.

Jane’s skinny version contains onion, potato, eggs and cheese and she uses shop bought filo pastry to save time in the kitchen.  Grated cheddar cheese and mustard add an extra tang.

Find Jane’s Homity Pie recipe at www.hodgepodgedays.co.uk/recipe/skinny-homity-pie/

Claire’s Rabbit & Black Pudding Pie

Warming winter pies: Rabbit and Black Pudding Pie from She Eats

Courtesy of Claire at She Eats

Bacon, mushrooms, black pudding and rabbit makes this pie full of flavour, says Claire.  Rabbit may be an acquired taste for some but it is readily available and this pie can be whipped up in no time.  Claire used her slow cooker to cook the rabbit meaning the rest of the pie could be put together in 20 minutes before baking.

Find Claire’s recipe at she-eats.com/recipes/rabbit-and-black-pudding-pie/

Sal’s “Mum’s Apple Pie”

Warming winter pies - Sal's Mum's Apple Pie

Courtesy of Sal at HelloLittleLovely.com

Who doesn’t love apple pie?  It’s a family staple, isn’t it? This one uses 6 large Bramley Apples, but you could use Golden Delicious if you like your pie a little sweeter.  I can smell the aroma of cinnamon and almond essence from here!

Find Sal’s recipe at www.hellolittlelovely.com.

Jen’s Gardeners Pie

Warming winter pies - Jen's Gardeners Pie

Courtesy of Jen at Justaveragejen.com

Jen’s Gardeners Pie is a brilliant way of using up a glut of vegetables or, in my case, the usually large pile lurking in the ‘vegetable drawer’. This one used potatoes, onion, celery, carrots, parsnips, spinach and peas.  I’m not quite sure Ieuan is ready for this one but I know the rest of us are!

Find Jen’s recipe at  www.justaveragejen.com.

Jo’s Steak & Mushroom Pie

Warming winter pies - Jo's steak and mushroom pie

Courtesy of Jo at Cupoftoast.co.uk

Jo says that this is a fairly regular dish for her family dinner table and if you want a vegetarian option you can substitute the steak for Quorn. Once assembled the pie takes just 30 minutes in the oven.

Find Jo’s recipe at www.cupoftoast.co.uk

Georgina’s Raspberry and Apple Pie

Warming winter pies - Georgina's Raspberry & Apple Pie

Courtesy of Georgina at Geegardner.co.uk

An easy to assemble sweet treat which combines the sweetness of raspberries with the tang of Bramley apples and Georgina made her own pastry for this one.  She says cold hands are the secret.  You could also buy a ready made pastry case – I won’t tell.

Find Georgina’s recipe at www.geegardner.co.uk

Nicola’s Mini Puff Pastry Pies For Baby Led Weaning – Creamy Chicken, Leek & Spinach
Nicola says that you can use a huge range of fillings for these puff pastry pies, but for this particular recipe, she went with a creamy cheese sauce with chicken and two of baby Dex’s favourite vegetables – leeks and spinach.  Dex is 20 months old and could teach Ieuan a thing or two about eating his veg!

Find Nicola’s recipe at mummytodex.com  where you’ll find loads more baby-led weaning recipes.

So there you have it – a mix of 10 sweet and savoury pies that you don’t need to be masterchef to cook up.  Quick to make, ideal for any day of the week and just the thing to take your mind of the weather.

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Thanks so much for featuring our baby led weaning pies! I hope they’ll encourage Ieuan to eat a bit more veg!

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This is a nice collection of pie recipes. I am going to try some of them for sure. Thanks for sharing. xx

Michelle+Twin+Mum
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Oh I adore homity pie but I’ve not found a low cal version before so I’ll definitely be checking that out. Super yum! Mich X