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. 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...
  2. caseydog

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  3. 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...
  4. rascal

    Shepherds pie nz style

    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
  5. 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...
  6. FoodFighter

    Recipe & Video Chicken Pot Pie (CPP) with Puff Pastry

    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...
  7. ElizabethB

    Recipe Peanut Butter Cream Pie

    PEANUT BUTTER CREAM PIE As many of you know baking is not Forte . I much prefer savory cooking. In the spirit of a family Thanksgiving gathering I made desert. In the spirit of our Nut Challenge I made a Peanut Butter Cream Pie. No - I did not make my own crust. I did not whip cream. I am...
  8. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Salted Caramel, Pecan and Chocolate Pie

    This pie is utterly decadent and extremely rich, so a little goes a long way. Ingredients: 16 Marie biscuits, Rich Tea biscuits or Digestive biscuits 60 gms grated coconut 75 gms unsalted butter, melted 185 gms chocolate chips 450 gms pecans, lightly toasted 200 gms sugar 2 tbsps golden syrup...
  9. TastyReuben

    Recipe Beef & Stout Pies (with Mushrooms)

    Beef & Stout Pies (with Mushrooms) Serves 4 NOTE: I didn't follow the recipe below exactly as listed, as a pie with no bottom crust is really just a bowl of stew with a lid on. The filling is the same, except that I used an equivalent amount of chopped leeks in place of the onion and an equal...
  10. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Polvorosa de Pollo (Venezuelan Chicken Crumble pie)

    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...
  11. TastyReuben

    What Pie Pans Do You Favor?

    For a long time, I struggled with getting good browning on my pie crusts, and I cycled through a host of different pie pan material trying to improve it. I've tried ceramic, glass, nonstick metal, disposable foil, and finally settled on stainless steel. That, along with a couple of other...
  12. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

    I typically only go to the effort of making desserts if I am planning on sharing at a dinner party or some such. I've made this one a couple times to great success. At any rate, this recipe source may be found at: Healthier Flourless Chocolate Cake, at DetoxInista.com. Changes I made: I...
  13. medtran49

    Recipe Cheddar Apple Pie Ice Cream

    Makes 4 smallish servings, about 2 scoops each. Recipe can be increased easily. I just didn't want to make too much since I'd never made anything like this before. It tastes exactly like its name. 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup half and half 3/8 cup sugar Pinch salt 3 large egg yolks...
  14. mjd

    Recipe Cream Cheese Peach Pie Delight

    Cream Cheese Peach Pie Delight Cream Cheese Peach Pie Delight 1 package of white or yellow dry cake mix 1/3 cup butter, room temperature 2 large eggs, divided 29 ounce can of peach slices, drained 8 ounces of Cream Cheese, room temperature 1/3 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract Preheat...
  15. M

    Whoopie Pies, do you?

    I found a recipe for these online the other day and my kids and I fell in love. I wanted to know how common these are and what flavor combinations you've tried/recommend. I wanna make these again this week. :).
  16. mjd

    Recipe Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream

    Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream Cook Time: 50mins Servings: 6 Source: Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients 1 unbaked nine-inch pie shell 1/2 stick melted butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup sweetened coconut...
  17. rascal

    Home made pies

    I've had this pie former for years, I occasionally make pies that everyone loves. I got ingredients on Saturday and just made 6 steak mince and cheese, they are on the left, ones on the right are steak mince and shrooms. These will be gone by tonight as people call in to get some. Russ
  18. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Mini Potato and Spinach Pies

    Makes 6 pies, Preparation 10 mins, Cooking 15 to 20 mins. 500g fresh spinach or 400g frozen spinach 3 medium sized potatoes 2 eggs 1 onion or 1 shallot Grated Parmigiano cheese, 1 heaped tablespoon +a sprinkle salt, pepper, to taste EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to taste a knob of unsalted...
  19. N

    Shepherds Pie Using Lamb Leg Steak

    I thought I'd have a go at making shepherds pie with lamb leg steak. Unfortunately it took a long time to cook the steak - much longer than the time indicated on the packaging. I think my grill is not very efficient. I just cut up the cooked steak and mixed it with gravy and mashed root veg and...
  20. Hemulen

    Recipe Salmon Pie

    Salmon Pie Serves 6-8 | Preparation and baking time: 1 hour 15 min Ingredients ✧ 500 g (1.1 lb) shallots ✧ 15-20 g (0.5-0.7 oz/1 heaped tablespoon) butter ✧ 60 g (2.1 oz/2 bunches) chives ✧ 60 g (2.1 oz/2 bunches) dill ✧ 350-400 g (0.8-0.9 lb) smoked or blazed (open-fire smoked) salmon ✧ 2 dl...
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