Winter Comfort Food: The Best Pies For Winter
With the days getting shorter and the colder weather intensifying, it’s no wonder that we are all searching for some winter comfort food to keep our spirits up.
When it comes to comfort food, we’d challenge anyone to come up with a better or more satisfying solution than the humble pie. There is nothing quite like getting cosy on a frosty evening and enjoying a deliciously warm, generously-filled pie to keep the cold at bay!
The Best Pies for Winter’s Days!
There is no denying that the combination of perfectly cooked buttery, crumbly pastry and rich hearty filling is warming, satisfying and oh so comforting. So whether you need something to keep you going during a hard day’s work, or want a tasty treat to look forward to for supper, a well-made pie is unlikely to disappoint.
Whether you are a meat lover or strict vegan, enjoy a light bite or ravenous for something richer, there are a huge range of pie fillings out there that are sure to warm your cockles this winter.
If you are feeling spoilt for choice, however, never fear! Here are our recommendations for the best pies to keep you warm, satisfied and full of festive cheer this winter.
Steak and Ale Pie
The classic steak and ale pie is sure to be a winner this winter. Ours is stuffed with chunks of locally sourced, organic steak, slow cooked with a generous slug of local porter ale. The filling is encased in our butter-rich shortcrust pastry. Simply warm in the oven and give some love to your tummy on a nippy winter’s day.
Chip Shop Chicken Curry Pie
The classic chip shop curry is mildly spiced but just enough to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling when you eat it. Put it inside our scrumptious crumbling pastry and this sweet but mild curry pie is going to tick a lot of boxes, and makes the perfect choice if you need something comforting to eat when those winter’s evenings draw close.
Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie
Free-range British chicken is lovingly prepared and cooked in a wonderfully warming, nourishing creamy sauce. The perfect pairing of chicken, ham and leek make this award-winning pie a sure-fire winter favourite.
Lamb, Redcurrant and Rosemary Pie
If you want to treat yourself to a pie that’s hearty, filling and utterly delicious, our Lamb, Redcurrant and Rosemary Pie will be right up your street. It’s a bit like a roast dinner, in a pie - what’s not to love about that? Tender chunks of earthy lamb are perfectly paired with sweet, tangy redcurrant and fragrant rosemary making this pie ideal when you start to feel winter’s chill creeping up on you.
Wild Venison in Red Wine Gravy
If you are looking for something a little lavish to keep you feeling warm and fill you up this winter, our melt-in-your-mouth venison will meet every need. This is a great option to make a wonderful festive meal. So invite your friends around, open a bottle and enjoy great food and great company on a chilly winter’s night!
Mushroom and Asparagus Pie
Fresh, earthy mushrooms and asparagus are perfectly combined in a rich, sumptuous sauce to make this pie ideal for vegetarians who are looking for a tasty option that’s meat-free.
Squash, Spinach and Vegan Feta Pie
If you are looking for something warming, but not overly rich, our Squash, Spinach and Vegan Feta pie is ideal for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike. The addition of sweet, mild chilli gives a warming kick, while tangy feta, sweet squash and earthy spinach are a flavour combination that’s going to keep you coming back for more.
Scrumpy Cheese and Onion Pie
A classic cheese and onion pie is the perfect option for a hot lunch that will fill you up and keep you satisfied right up until dinner time. Butter-rich pastry on the outside, melted mature cheddar, and Red Leicester on the inside. We add a slug of cider in there too for that added warming feeling!
Pies for all this winter!
So let’s not let the colder weather and darker days put a damper on our spirits. If it means there are more excuses to eat pies after all, there is not much to complain about! So whether you want to gather your friends together, add some perfectly matched sides and have yourself a winter dinner party, or are just looking to gobble down something tasty and fuelling to get you through a chilly day, these pies are sure to do the trick!
Stock up on your winter pies today
At Mud Foods, we’ve got some great combinations of scrumptious meals and sides. So why not stock up your freezer today and make sure that you are never short on pie again?!