3 Gourmet Pie Recipes That Will Have You Addicted To Pastry

Friday, August 19, 2016

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Although the good old garage pie is always there for you when you need it most, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the home cooked version.

And for those days when you need some warm and hearty comfort food, what could be better than crunching into a crispy crust and encountering a burst of deliciously tender meaty-goodness?

The only thing to top this experience would be homemade gourmet pies, and we’ve got 3 recipes that will completely transform your pastry preferences.

Achieve Pastry Perfection With These 3 Gourmet Pie Recipes

1. La Motte's Venison Pie Recipe

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Wrapped in a blanket of buttermilk pastry, and seasoned with a phenomenal assemblage of flavours, this rich, lean meat has never been tastier! But don’t just take our word for it, try La Motte’s Venison Pie Recipe out yourself.


  • 1kg venison shoulder or leg, cubed
  • 200g smoked bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 3 cups of dry red wine
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves (wrapped in a muslin bag)
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of saffron (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. lamb’s tail fat, lard or oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of dried peaches
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 8 cups of beef or lamb stock
  • 1 buttermilk pastry
  • Milk, for brushing

2. Chicken, ricotta and rocket pesto pie

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Take your palate on a journey of textural treats with this gourmet pie recipe. The light, golden and puffy pairings are truly sensational!


  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 250g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup leeks, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 250g roasted chicken, shredded
  • 200g ricotta
  • 125g rocket pesto
  • 150g ready-made roll puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

3. Beef and pumpkin pie

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A sauce-filled centre, infused with fresh herbs, and encrusted with a golden layer of butternut is a guaranteed feel-good feast. Are your taste buds ready to be amazed by this beef and pumpkin pie recipe?


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 1 finely sliced stick of celery
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 800g lean beef mince
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 15ml beef stock powder
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • A handful of Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • A handful of peas
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 400g sweet potatoes
  • 400g butternut

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