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:
British venison cooked in red wine with free range British bacon and puy lentils.
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.
For more info, go to www.pieminister.co.uk