Treat yourself to our delicious gluten-free pies!
1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease, but only 36% are diagnosed, according to the charity Coeliac UK, whose mission is to help raise awareness of the disease and highlight the importance of proper diagnosis, management, and gluten-free living. They aim to ‘shine a light on this misunderstood disease and get more people on the road to recovery, more quickly.’ Find out more at coeliac.org.uk.
Gluten-free pies have become increasingly popular in recent years for various reasons. Some people are required to follow a gluten-free diet for medical conditions like coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity, whilst others simply want to reduce their gluten intake as a lifestyle choice.
Mud’s range of gluten-free pies
Here at Mud, we were asked so frequently if we could bring out a gluten-free range of pies, that Christian decided to look into it. Much toil and hard work later, he is delighted with the range of delicious gluten-free pies we now offer.
On the basis that gluten free shouldn’t and doesn’t need to be a compromise on taste, Christian and his pastry team worked tirelessly, spending many hours on trials, to perfect a gluten-free pastry that as closely emulates our traditional pastry as possible. “Being an absolute piefectionist,” says Christian, “I was determined to make sure that the pastry would have the same rich buttery taste and delicate texture of our traditional pastry, despite using gluten-free flour.” And he’s only gone and done it.
This is what Mud fan Ruth T from Lanarkshire had to say:“This company have clearly gone to the ends of the earth to develop a gluten free pastry which is stunning. That development and commitment not to just turning out any old pastry has to be applauded. Worth every penny. Congratulations.”
And the fillings? Yes, they’re all gluten free too.
Our best-selling gluten-free pie
One of our customer favourites is Gluten-Free Steak and Ale Pie, which contains the very best ingredients from in and around our home in the heart of the South Downs. Tender chunks of select prime hand-cut steak, gently and slowly simmered to the point of perfection and succulence in a rich beef gravy, with lashings of craft Porter Ale from Greyhound Brewery and a good dash of Henderson’s Relish for a hint of spice. All encased in our unique buttery gluten-free pastry.
Mud’s champion gluten-free pie
The other best-selling gluten-free pie Mud offers is our Gluten-Free Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie, which was Class Champion at the 2023 British Pie Awards and therefore deserves a special mention. It was the first time being crowned champion with one of our recently-launched gluten-free range, so it was a particularly proud moment for Christian.
Our award-winning range of gluten-free pies
We also offer Gluten-Free Steak and Kidney Pie and Gluten-Free Chip Shop Chicken Curry Pie. Plus our best-selling squiche (that’s a square quiche!), Red Onion Marmalade and Brie Squiche. Our four side dishes are also gluten-free – choose between Beer Battered Chips, Buttery Mashed Potato, Carrot and Parsnip Mash and Southern Fried Potatoes.
Like all our other pies, our gluten-free pies are handmade in small batches using only the finest ingredients, and we never use any artificial preservatives or additives. These pies are perfect for those looking for a hearty and comforting gluten-free meal, with a homemade taste.
We’re building a growing community of gluten-free lovers, judging by the comments we receive daily from happy customers, like this from Sue H in Tiverton, Devon:“It's honestly the best I've ever tasted that's gf. I usually buy another make in supermarkets, but from now on I will order from here. Trust me they are just like "normal" pies, something worth paying the price for.”
And this from Suzanne M in Worcestershire:“Gluten Free pies are fabulous. My husband didn't realise they were GF until I told him.”
At Mud we believe that gluten-free food should be just as tasty and satisfying as its gluten-containing counterpart. We understand the importance of catering to those with different dietary requirements and strive to make our gluten-free pies accessible for everyone. We offer nationwide shipping, so that you can enjoy our delicious pies no matter where you are. Why not try them today and taste the difference for yourself!
How to Store Gluten-free Pies
Our gf pies can be stored in the freezer for 6 months and cook beautifully from frozen.
How to Serve Gluten-free Pies
When serving your gluten-free pies, there are many options for side dishes that are both delicious and gluten-free. Here are some ideas for what to serve with your gluten-free pie.
Green vegetables: serve your gluten-free pie with a side dish of green vegetables such as steamed broccoli, roasted asparagus, or sautéed spinach. These vegetables provide a healthy, nutrient-rich contrast to the richness of the pie.
Roasted vegetables: roasted vegetables are a delicious and flavourful side dish for gluten-free pies. You can roast a mix of vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and onions, with herbs and spices for a colourful and tasty accompaniment to the pie.
Mashed potatoes: mashed potatoes are a classic side dish that pairs well with most savoury pies. If you want to include gravy, in order to keep the meal gluten-free, use gluten-free flour or corn starch to thicken. You can also add in some roasted garlic, herbs, or cheese to make the mashed potatoes even tastier.
Chips: pie and chips is a classic combination and the same is still true if it's a gluten-free pie! There are lots of different types of chips, from thick cut to thin cut, so to help you choose we'd recommend our beer-battered chips.
Just on their own: of course, a gluten-free pie can also be enjoyed on its own without any side dishes. The filling and crust of the pie provide enough flavour and texture to make it a satisfying meal just as it is, hot out of the oven.
Whichever side dishes you choose, just make sure you always read the labels of any packaged foods or ingredients to ensure they are certified gluten-free.
How to Choose the Best Gluten-free Pies
Here at Mud we've spent a lot of time and energy working on our range of gluten-free pies (and gluten-free quiche - that's a squiche!) and we think the range we've come up with is the best you can get. It includes all our best-selling pie fillings, plus our best-selling squiche flavour, and we invite you to give them a try. Remember, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months, so they're perfect for a quick and easy meal. Please do get in touch us to let us know what you think - find us on facebook, instagram and twitter - @mudfoods.