As the winter cold creeps in, staying indoors, cuddling up on the couch and cosying up to a delicious dish should be the only things on your to-do list. As you start to feel the frost though, not just any meal will do. To beat the winter chill, you need winter warmer foods that will help you melt away the winter blues.
There’s a particular winter-warming meal that’s ideal for delivering deliciousness and is set to satisfy the whole family with its rich, hearty and delightful flavours - a pie. Pies are perfect for the winter because they’re so versatile, meaning you can pack them with whatever flavours you love for a tasty treat. So let’s get into some delicious ideas for some must-try winter pies so that you can bring on the warmth with a hearty pie filled with robust flavour.
What’s Your Pie Preference?
Biting into a warm, buttery, flaky pie crust with the tastiest, rich, creamy filling is a winter delight that’s delicious enough to help you forget about the winter frost. But a tasty filling in a yummy flaky pie crust isn’t the only way you can enjoy a crowd-pleasing pie. If you prefer a lighter pastry, you could try using a phyllo pastry instead of the usual puff pastry. If you want to try something new, a cottage pie with a unique filling or topping might be just what you’re looking for.
The Perfect Pie Recipes for Winter
Oxtail Pie with Phyllo Pastry & Toasted Almonds
This filling and flavourful pie with a delicate phyllo pastry topping is something the family won’t be able to get enough of. The rich, melt-in-your-mouth oxtail filling is seasoned to perfection for a pie that is packed with robust flavour. As you bite into the crispy phyllo topping you’ll enjoy the crunch of the toasted almonds, the creamy saltiness of the crumbled feta and the tender oxtail coming together to create the ultimate savoury indulgence. What are you waiting for? Give this pie recipe a try today!
Cottage Pie Topped with Butternut and Potato Mash
There’s nothing like a cottage pie to bring back childhood memories of your mom’s mouth-watering version of her own. While the traditional cottage pie is pretty good, step into the present with this palate-pleasing pie with a twist. With a smooth cheesy, butternut and potato mash topping, this hearty dish is sure to delight your tastebuds. Ready to eat in just 45 minutes, if you wondered, ‘what is the easiest pie to try out?’ give this simple, rich dish a go.
Snoek and Portabellini Mushroom Pie
This pie is perfect for the seafood lovers in your family and is so good, that the rest of the family will be asking when you’re going to make that flavour-filled fish dish again. This recipe is ideal for transforming your leftovers into a tasty dinner treat. The snoek and mushroom filling is rich and delightfully creamy, creating a flavour combination you’ll want to eat all winter long. Not sure which pie you can eat this evening? Try this pie for guaranteed deliciousness.
If you’re preparing for the winter season, visit What’s For Dinner today for winter-warming meal ideas to delight and warm up the whole family.