Mmmmm Savory Pies

There’s a restaurant in our town called Man Pies and they sell both savory and sweet pot pies. Since we found out they offer gluten free options, we gave them a try and MAN are they good! I could seriously eat there every day. Or figure out how to make my own at home. So that’s what I’m bringing you today! Homemade gluten free meat pies. And — bonus — they’re pretty easy!

These ones are stuffed with beef, carrots and parsnips — a British spin, I suppose. This is comfort food at its best. They’re made from super basic ingredients, they can be portable for lunch on the run and they feel so indulgent. I had extra filling leftover so as an added bonus I’ll get another dish out of my time spent in the kitchen.

Wanna give it a try? Thought so. I started with the flour mix. I generally have the ingredients to mix up a batch of all-purpose flour and this is the ratio I use: 1 part white rice flour, 2/3 part sorghum flour, 1/3 part tapioca flour. As usual, I almost had everything, but I did make one substitution — I didn’t have sorghum flour like I thought, but used coconut flour instead. It still totally worked but I added a bit more water than it called for. No biggie. If you already have all-purpose flour then you’re one step ahead.

To make the crust I used the Savory Olive Oil Crust recipe on page 42 of my new favorite cookbook Gluten Free On A Shoestring.

SavoryOliveOilCrust This is a link to a pdf of the crust recipe. I’m still learning the ins and outs of WordPress, so bear with me.

Here’s a link to a little video I put together on rolling out the dough. Sorry, I can’t embed videos on this free blog I guess : (

dough video

Once you’re confident with rolling dough, the sky’s the limit on fillings. My second batch of pies had the filling you saw in the video — mushrooms, butternut squash and goat cheese. Technically, these aren’t meat pies are they now? How about we call them savory pies? Ok that settles it. Savory Pies. I like it. I hope you try them and let me know how it goes!

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  1. Your cousin

     /  January 12, 2012

    Do you think those would freeze?

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