Whilst the weather is dark and dismal there’s nothing like hearty, warming winter pies to make you feel all cosy and ‘Hygge’, are there? 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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