A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients. Sweet pies may be filled with fruit (as in an apple pie), nuts (pecan pie), brown sugar (sugar pie) or sweetened vegetables (rhubarb pie). Savoury pies may be filled with meat (as in a steak pie or a Jamaican patty), eggs and cheese (quiche) or a mixture of meat and vegetables (pot pie).
Pies are defined by their crusts. A filled pie (also single-crust or bottom-crust), has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry but left open. A top-crust pie has the filling in the bottom of the dish and is covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Shortcrust pastry is a typical kind of pastry used for pie crusts, but many things can be used, including baking powder biscuits, mashed potatoes, and crumbs.
Pies can be a variety of sizes, ranging from bite-size to ones designed for multiple servings.

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  1. martinoaro

    Recipe Sugar-Free Coconut Key Lime Pie

    Some may recall me relating for several days I was planning on making my key lime pie. I finally got around to it 😁 Living in Florida, key lime pie is our state treat. Especially as you travel to the Florida keys it’s even more prevalent and so many restaurants here all claim to have the best...
  2. AgileMJOLNIR

    Recipe Chicken Pot Pie (deconstructed)

    Hi all. Been pretty slammed with projects at work and had to take a break for a few but I’m glad to be back and see so many posts up! Here’s one I just cooked last Saturday. I was really craving Chicken Pot Pie but also biscuits so the easy solution was to make the filling and biscuits on the...
  3. medtran49

    Recipe Spaghetti pie

    Picture to come. I came up with this recipe because I asked Craig to cook spaghetti for a meat sauce for us. Even though it was just the 2 of us eating and I had only made a small amount of sauce, he cooked a whole box of spaghetti. Instead of throwing it away, I popped it in a bag and stuck...
  4. grumpyoldman

    sweet potato pie VS pumpkin pie

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  5. karadekoolaid

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  6. medtran49

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  7. msmofet

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  8. grumpyoldman

    sweet potato pie problem

    my wife makes the best sweet potato pie i have ever eaten , the problem is that it falls as it cools , its a thing of beauty while its in the oven , and she has tried to leave it in the oven to cool but it still falls any ideas how to keep it from falling ?
  9. Morning Glory

    Its pie week!

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  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Orange Meringue Pie

    I know what you're thinking. She's making it up. But I promise i'm not. I found this recipe in amongst my late Grannie's recipes. I'm guessing it's from the 1980/90's maybe? going by the picture on the back of the recipe. It has come off a box of eggs. Ingredients 175g (6 oz) shortcrust pastry...
  11. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Impossible Ham & Cheese Pie

    Impossible Pies are very similar to a Quiche and the filling can really be anything you have on hand. Substitute the meat and cheeses to your taste, try some cooked vegetables; this makes for a great "clear out the `fridge" recipe using leftovers. They can be savory or sweet too. Impossible...
  12. C

    Recipe Bayou Pie (Cajun Cottage Pie)

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  13. FoodFighter

    Recipe & Video Banoffee Pie

    Banoffee pie: A sweet caramel and banana creation, well suited to a anniversary confection, which is exactly what this was made for. Relatively safe to make, so long as your condensed milk doesn't explode. If you are worried about this, just buy a jar of caramel and use that instead. This pie...
  14. rascal

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    I have leftover lamb from last night. Mincing up meat n veges. Parsnips carrots onion sweet potatoes. Mix all together with tomato sauce and worst ever sauce. This was a favorite growing up when I used to mince with a hand mincer. Kitchen whizz is so much quicker. Russ
  15. Imsotiredofnuggets

    Is a Shepherd's Pie supposed to have a crust?

    Here is a debate in my house. I made a Shepherd's Pie for supper and my grandma in law asked why it didn't have a crust. I stated because they aren't supposed to! This began a lengthy family debate. I'm looking for you folks to weigh in. The basics of a Shepherd's Pie (without a specific...
  16. FoodFighter

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    I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed eating this scrumptious dish. INGREDIENTS Serves: 4 Streaky bacon (cut into 2.5cm / 1" strips) x6 Garlic infused olive oil, 2 teaspoon or 30g Chestnut mushrooms, 500 grams (sliced into 5mm/eighth inch pieces) x Chicken thigh fillets (cut into...
  17. ElizabethB

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  18. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Salted Caramel, Pecan and Chocolate Pie

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  19. TastyReuben

    Recipe Beef & Stout Pies (with Mushrooms)

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  20. karadekoolaid

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    This recipe is a wonderful example of the Caribbean, Spanish, English and French influences on Venezuelan cuisine. It is also one of the most popular recipes in the country. Given the complexity of the recipe, it must have been invented by a chef who was manically meticulous, insane, drunk, or...
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