The best veggie pie recipes to celebrate British Pie Week
Sweet and savoury pies that are sure to fill you up.
It's British Pie Week! To celebrate, we're eating all the pies we can muster over the next few days. Comforting and hearty, pies are extremely versatile. From pot pies to cottage pies, they can be savoury or sweet; fully encased in a pastry or simply topped with mashed potato.
Whether you consider yourself to be a novice cook, or an experienced chef, you can still create something delicious. Don't let the concept of a pastry put you off, either: while many recipes may include homemade puff pastry, you can always opt for store-bought versions to save time and energy. If you do put in the extra effort, though, creating your own pastry from scratch is always worth it!
Here are some of our favourite pie recipes for you to try at home, from easy options to savoury midweek meals.
This recipie is as easy as – you guessed it! – pie! A traditional American dessert, Key Lime Pie uses Key limes that are native to the Florida Keys in the southeast of the US. You can use any type of lime to make the pie, though, and this recipe couldn't be easier to create! The filling is a simple mixture of Carnation condensed milk, limes and double creamy for a rich centre that's sits atop an equally as simple base comprised of Digestive biscuits crushed with melted butter. Drizzled with melted chocolate, this is one sweet pie that will be just as easy to devour as it was to bake!
Banoffee pie is a true British classic, and this delicious one is super-easy to make. Plus, the combination of toffee, bananas and cream is to die for! Layers of Digestive biscuit base, homemade toffee and sliced bananas are all topped with an iced-coffee infused cream for a pie that's as impressive to look at as it is to eat.
British apples and blackberries make for a winning combination in a sweet pie. This freeform version uses a simple homemade pastry that's much easier to make than you make think, and is a great option for beginner bakers, or those who are a bit intimidated by the concept of making their own pastry, particularly as its rustic nature means you don't need to worry about it looking picture-perfect. Plus, you can swap out the fruit for any of your favourite seasonal ones to really make it your own!
Looking for a veggie pie recipe that even meat-eaters will love? Then look no further: this dramatic-looking pie delivers bold, gutsy flavours. Miso, peanut butter, lime juice, sunflower and sesame oils and honey make for a stunning marinade that mixed with squash and roasted. Topped with a pumpkin seed brittle, it's a unique pie that's sure to steal the show.
Whether you're hosting a dinner party or just want to enjoy a hearty pie for the weekend, this showstopper is ideal. Roast beetroot, squash and leeks combine for a deliciously vibrant filling
This creamy vegan pot pie will certainly cheer you up when it's cold and dreary outside. Packed with carrots, potatoes, peas, broccoli, celery and butternut squash, it's a healthy and hearty options when you're craving some comfort food.
Here's a pie recipe that the whole family will love – plus, it's a great way of sneaking veggies onto your child's plate! Creamy and comforting macaroni and cheese is encased in a flaky pastry crust for a seriously satisfying result.
Creamy mushrooms and leeks encased in a crispy, golden pie crust – does it get more delicious than this?! This filling pie is an ideal choice to serve to both vegans and non-vegans! Recipe taken from Aimee Ryan for Wallflower Kitchen, courtesy of The Vegan Society, 2018.
Cottage pie is a British favourite, and this vegetarian version means everyone can enjoy the traditional dish. The recipe makes clever use of bold flavours and hearty textures, with its umami-rich Worcester sauce and red wine, and sustaining lentils and cannellini beans.