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43 individual pies to enjoy for lunch

Nothing beats a hot pie in your hand. No more fighting over who gets the biggest slice!

When it comes to comfort food, you can’t look past a hearty homemade pie. These individual pies mean no more fighting over who gets the biggest slice!

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How to assemble pies

There’s nothing more delicious than the first bite of a homemade pie. Until it falls apart in your hands.

And though ‘deconstructed’ dishes have been all the rage recently, we prefer our pie filling to stay inside the pastry, thanks.

So save all that tasty filling from escaping, we had our Test Kitchen reveal the best way to assemble pies – it’s easier than you think!

Step 1: Using a bowl or plate as a guide, cut two rounds of pastry for each pie. The recipe you’re following should give you a rough indication as to how big this should be.

Step 2: Now, to line your pie tin, all you have to do is gently ease in the larger round of pastry. Make sure it’s even around the edges!

Step 3: Spoon in whatever incredible filling you have prepared and brush the edge of the pastry with a beaten egg.

Step 4: Then, put your smaller pastry round on top of the pie, pressing the edges together to join. Crimp the edges using a fork to keep it in place.

Step 5: You should still have enough beaten egg remaining to brush the top of the pie. Once this is done, all you have to do is cut a slit in the top of the pie to allow the steam to escape.

Your pie is now ready to bake!

If you prefer, you can also make your pies two to three hours in advance and store in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.

CHUNKY BEEF AND MUSHROOM PIES

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Chunky beef and mushroom pies

Chunky beef and mushroom pies

These chunky beef and mushroom pies are all about the golden, flaky pastry, melt-in-your mouth beef and mushrooms and a rich tomato sauce & mushy peas

veal goulash pies

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Veal goulash pies

Veal goulash pies

Make these exquisite veal goulash pies to impress your friends and family.

Cheesy lentil pies

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Cheesy lentil pies

Cheesy lentil pies

These cheesy lentil pies will satisfy your meat-free cravings while packing a flavourful punch. Full of protein and vegetable goodness, they’re also perfect for little hands.

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Gluten-free lamb and rosemary pies

Gluten-free lamb and rosemary pies

Handy individual pies filled with tender slow cooked lamb and a buttery shortcrust pastry.

CURRIED BEEF PIES

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Curried beef pies

Curried beef pies

individual fish pies

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Individual fish pies

Individual fish pies

Nutritionists suggest that we consume at least two servings of fish per week. What better way than these individual fish pies, topped with creamy mash.

Beef shiraz pies

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Beef shiraz pies

Beef shiraz pies

A good shiraz, the king of the reds, adds depth and complexity to the gravy in these delicious little beef shiraz pies.

MINI BERRY PIES

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Mini berry pies

Mini berry pies

fish chowder pies

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Fish chowder pies

Fish chowder pies

Melt-in-your-mouth, flaky butter pastry and a delicious seafood chowder filling make these individual fish pies a winner.

beef carbonade pies

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Beef carbonade pies

Beef carbonade pies

Small baked pies filled with a rich beef stew infused with the deep and dark flavours of stout beer.

Mini pork pies

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Mini pork pies

Mini pork pies

These tasty bite-sized pork pies are delicious served fresh out of the oven, their flaky golden pastry surrounding a flavoursome pork, bacon and sweet apple filling.

Mini apple pies

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Mini apple pies

Mini apple pies

These bite-sized mini apple pies are perfect for parties, coffee time or dessert. Sprinkle with cinnamon for extra taste.

beef and mushroom pies

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Beef and mushroom pies

These delightful beef and mushroom pies are the ultimate comfort food.

thai chicken curry pies

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Thai chicken curry pies

Thai chicken curry pies

These fragrant pies are a great savoury lunch snack.

beef & stilton pies

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Beef and stilton pies

Beef and stilton pies

Any beef cut suitable for stewing can be used for the pie filling: gravy beef, skirt, blade or chuck steak. These cute little beef and stilton pies make excellent finger food.

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Cottage pies

Cottage pie is classic comfort food!

Slow-cooked lamb shank pie

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Slow-cooked lamb shank pie

Slow-cooked lamb shank pie

Make the tender lamb filling a day early for an easier cook. The combination of juicy lamb and a buttery pastry makes for a meal so memorable, it’ll be worth all the effort you put in.

Chicken, leek and pumpkin pot pies

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Chicken, leek and pumpkin pot pies

Chicken, leek and pumpkin pot pies

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Chunky beef and mushroom pies

Chunky beef and mushroom pies

creamy chicken pot pies recipe

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Creamy chicken and vegetable pot pies

A creamy chicken and vegetable mixture is topped with flaky, golden puff pastry in these easy pot pies – the perfect pick for easy family dinners the kids will love.

Chicken and mushroom gravy pies

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Chicken and mushroom gravy pies

Chicken and mushroom gravy pies

A deliciously warming chicken and mushroom filling is here topped with buttery pastry and served with crisp beans. This is one dish that makes staying at home on a cold night an even better option.

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Mushroom pie with minted mushy peas

Mushroom pie with minted mushy peas

A mushroom pie with crushed minty peas is an age-old classic for a reason. With a fresh herbed pastry and rich red wine gravy, this is a one is a keeper.

vegie curry pies

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Vegetable curry pies

Easy and tasty vegetable curry pies

curried chicken pies

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Curried chicken pies

Curried chicken pies

Add a little bit of bite to your regular chicken pot pies with these delicious curry versions. Best of all, leftover pies freeze beautifully and can be popped straight into the oven after you get home from work.

Beef shiraz pies

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Beef shiraz pies

Beef shiraz pies

A good shiraz, the king of the reds, adds depth and complexity to the gravy in these delicious little beef shiraz pies.

fish pot pies

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Fish pot pies

These creamy individual fish pies will be gobbled up by the whole family.

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Mini meat pies

Mini meat pies

Whether you’re hosting a party or serving up an after-school snack, a platter of homemade party pies is a guaranteed winner. Savoury, gravy-rich meat wrapped in flaky pastry, what’s not to like?

veal goulash pies

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Veal goulash pies

Make these exquisite veal goulash pies to impress your friends and family.

Cheesy lentil pies

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Cheesy lentil pies

These cheesy lentil pies will satisfy your meat-free cravings while packing a flavourful punch. Full of protein and vegetable goodness, they’re also perfect for little hands.

chocolate banoffee pies

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Chocolate banoffee pies

Chocolate banoffee pies

MINCE PIES

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Mince pies

Mince pies

meat pies

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Nothing beats a hot meat pie in your hand.

Nothing beats a hot meat pie in your hand.

party pies

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Party pies

Party pies

Bolognaise pies

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Bolognaise pies

Bolognaise pies

Take your favourite midweek dinner, bolognaise, and use it to fill a delicious flaky pastry pie. Serve with mushy peas and you have a complete meal for culinary comfort.

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Meat pies

Meat pies

Fish pies

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Fish pies

Fish pies

SALMON PIES

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Salmon pies

Salmon pies

spinach pies

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Mini spinach pies

Mini spinach pies

individual beef wellingtons

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Individual beef wellingtons

Individual beef wellingtons

Individual spanakopita

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Individual spanakopita

Individual spanakopita

Both the adults and kids will love these crispy Greek pies.

Individual chicken and mushroom pies

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Individual chicken and mushroom pies

Individual chicken and mushroom pies

Who doesn’t love a pie? It’s like a big warm hug.

individual fish pies

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Individual fish pies

Nutritionists suggest that we consume at least two servings of fish per week. What better way than these individual fish pies, topped with creamy mash.

Lamb and rosemary pies

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Lamb and rosemary pies

We can’t go past a good meat pie and these lamb and rosemary individual pies are no exception.

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