Christmas pies from Pieminister


As much as I love a nice pie, pastry isn’t my forte. Even the ready-made, shop-bought stuff can be too much of a faff.

So I was delighted to be sent a selection of Pieminister’s new festive pies.

These are wonderful specimens: crisp pastry shells crammed with of-the-season ingredients which you can eat with a knife and fork or hand-held.

The range includes festively monikered:

Deer Santa

British venison cooked in red wine with free range British bacon and puy lentils.

Merry Berry

Free range British turkey and bacon with roast parsnips, sherry, red wine and cranberries/


Made with Cheddar cheese and honey roast parsnips, with leeks and chestnuts.


British beef steak, free range prosciutto, Long Clawson Stilton and chestnuts in a rich red wine and port sauce.

Serve on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, topped with sautéed shallots, mixed with Wensleydale cheese, as I’ve done here.




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One Response to Christmas pies from Pieminister

  1. You lucky thing you. I love Pieminister and am gutted that the local supermarkets have stopped stocking them – apart from the occasional odd pie in Waitrose. I’m not a veggie but I love their vegetarian pies – the Christingle sounds perfect. You’ve served them up perfectly :)