Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

These little individual pies, made using homemade shortcrust pastry, have a crisp outer shell, filled with a rich mixture of lentils, mushroom, carrot and celery. The dark ale, sweet caramelised red shallots, the rosemary and garlic give a deep robust flavour to the mushrooms. The addition of roasted sweet potato on the base adds balance to the ale and also keeps the base from becoming … Continue reading Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

Heart Shaped Apple Strudel Pies

Here is a recipe to make small single serve heart shaped pies with a traditional style apple strudel filling. The apples are spiced and the pies are made with shortcrust pastry and also sprinkled with spiced sugar. Wiltshire makes little heart shaped tart pans which are perfect for making these little mini pies. After baking the pies your kitchen will be filled with the delicious … Continue reading Heart Shaped Apple Strudel Pies

Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie The cape gooseberry, also known as the ground apple and tomatillo is now ready for harvest and perfect to use in this apple pie. The slight tang of the cape gooseberries balances the sweetness of the apple perfectly. Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie Ingredients: Pie Crust: 230 g plain flour 30 g cornflour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 125 g … Continue reading Cape Gooseberry and Apple Pie

Egg, Bacon and Vegetable Pie

Making an egg, bacon and vegetable pie is a perfect way to use any leftover vegetables that you may have in your fridge. Here we have used broccolini, and leeks and potato from the garden. Egg, Bacon and Vegetable Pie Ingredients: 4 large eggs 1 large or 2 small leeks cut lengthwise, washed well and chopped thinly 3-4 stems of broccolini, lightly steamed and chopped … Continue reading Egg, Bacon and Vegetable Pie

Choko and Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

We still have lots of pecans from this autumn’s harvest and the choko vine is giving us a bountiful crop of its fruits.  The humble choko, also called chayote in the US, is a much maligned fruit that can be bland when not prepared well but it has its uses.  It takes the flavour of any ingredient that it is cooked with and so makes … Continue reading Choko and Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

Roasted Potato, Cabbage, Leek and Bacon Pie

This pie is a variation on the classic egg and bacon pie with the addition of oven roasted vegetables – potatoes, two kinds of cabbage, leeks, caramelised onions, bacon and roasted capsicum. Half of the baked vegetables will make this delicious pie and the rest of the vegetables can be eaten alongside the pie or later, for a tasty accompaniment for meat. Roasted Potato, Cabbage, … Continue reading Roasted Potato, Cabbage, Leek and Bacon Pie

Sweet Silverbeet, Apple and Brandy Pie

This is a variation on the traditional French Tourte de Blettes Nicoise. It is an interesting way to use silverbeet and make a surprisingly delicious pie. Sweet Silverbeet, Apple and Brandy Pie Ingredients For the dough 2 cups plain flour 2 eggs 200 g butter 150 g brown sugar pinch of salt For the filling 135 g silverbeet 140 g brown sugar 3 tablespoons of … Continue reading Sweet Silverbeet, Apple and Brandy Pie