In addition to our range of pastries, we have pre-made pie lids available to order for convenience:
If you serve pies on your menu, you’ll probably find they are one of the most popular dishes with your customers. Whilst some restaurants use a pie supplier, many strive to make their own but coming up with new and exciting flavours of pies can be a challenge.
To help you escape from steak, vegetable and chicken, here are 5 of our favourite savoury pie fillings for you to add to your menu.
Beef and Guinness are a great combination for your pie filling, it’s warming, rich and intensely flavoursome – to make this filling:
This filling works great in a full puff pastry casing but can also be cooked in a ramekin or small casserole dish and topped with a pastry lid!
Sausage and cider are a classic combination and there are many sausage and cider festivals up and down the country celebrating this delicious pairing. This filling will be delicious in a shortcrust pastry pie:
Vegetarian pies rarely get more exciting than cheese and onion, get your guests talking with this delicious butternut squash and spinach pie – this mixture works great with filo pastry. For the filling:
Lamb is a beautiful meat in pies when cooked right, and the feta mash will be a delicious accompaniment. To make your filling:
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Game is an ingredient that is so often overlooked as it is not ‘mainstream’ meats, game can be made up of pheasant, boar, hare and more. You can use any combination of game meat to make this filling:
When serving pies, it can be all too easy to serve them with chips and gravy. Whilst this classic combination tastes delicious, here are a few alternative sides you can consider serving with your pies:
Cheesy Leeks – Delicious and super easy to make, these cheesy lakes are sure to be very popular with your guests, top with your choice of cheese – we recommend a strong cheddar!
Flavoured Mash – The versatility of mashed potato means it can be infused with a number of different ingredients such as pesto, lemon zest, horseradish, mustards, chives and more.
Roasted Vegetables / Salad – To avoid carb overkill, consider swapping your chips or mash with seasoned roasted vegetables or a salad – here’s 6 quick and delicious salad recipes to get you started.
If you’re planning on making your own pies to go on your menu, we can help. With a range of fresh ingredients including vegetables and herbs for your fillings in addition to pre-prepared fresh produce to help save you time – all available with next day delivery.
Give us a call on 0330 333 4441 or use the live chat to talk to one of our expert advisors to discuss your requirements.