Delicious Pies From Around the World


Cottage pie or shepherd’s pie is a meat pie with a crust of mashed potato. Other iterations involved cottage pie being made from minced beef and shepherd’s pie from minced lamb, although historically there was no such differentiation.

An Australian or New Zealand meat pie is a hand-sized meat pie containing largely diced or minced meat and gravy, sometimes with onion, mushrooms, or cheese and often consumed as a takeaway food snack. It’s remarkable similar to the English steak pie.

This Moroccan appetizer is a layered pie of eggs, chicken and almonds, all encased in a crispy pastry. Bisteeya is usually eaten by hand.

Buko Pie Recipe is a popular Filipino delicacy in the southern regions of Luzon especially in Laguna Province. It’s made with a filling of young coconut meat, creamy coconut juice milk or condensed milk, cornstarch and sugar. This dessert is excellent for a mid-afternoon snack.

Traditionally Cornish Pasties are from Cornwall in England, though you can find pretenders all over the U.K. these days. The traditional Cornish past is filled with beef, potato, swede and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and then baked in its famous semicircle shape.

A coulibiac is a Russian dish consisting of a filled pie usually made with salmon, sturgeon, rice or buckwheat, onions, dill and hard-boiled eggs. The pie is baked in a pastry shell that’s made usually out of brioche or puff pastry. The dish was so popular in Russia in the early part of the twentieth century that , the famed French chef, brought it to France and included recipes for it in his masterwork “The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery.”

Key lime pie is a dessert that’s made of Key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. The dish is named after the small Key that are naturalized throughout the Florida Keys on the American east coast. Key limes are more tart and aromatic than the common Persian limes seen year round in most U.S. grocery stores and the juice is pale yellow.

During mixing, a reaction between the condensed milk and the acidic lime juice occurs which causes the filling to thicken on its own without requiring baking. Many early recipes for Key lime pie did not require the cook to bake the pie, relying on this chemical reaction to thicken the mixture enough for the filling.

Nigerian meat pies which are very similar to Jamaican beef patties are considered snacks in Nigeria. The pies are traditionally filled with meat, carrots and potatoes but more vegetables can be added.

Though theoretically more pastry than pie, salteñas are savory pastries filled with beef, pork or chicken and mixed in a spicy sauce along with peas, potatoes and other savory ingredients.

They are traditionally eaten as a mid-morning snack, although vendors often start selling salteñas very early in the morning.



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