I've written about the gluten-free pies from Pieminister before, I was in touch with them to see if their pies were coeliac friendly (they are!).
So now I've actually tried them!
There's three flavours to choose from:
- Gluten Free Moo British beef steak & gluten free craft ale pie
- Gluten Free Heidi Somerset goat’s cheese, sweet potato, spinach & red onion pie
- Gluten Free Heidi Free range British chicken & Wiltshire ham pie with Leek & thyme
Naturally, I had to try all three, couldn't resist really they all looked so good.
You can really tell that Pieminister have been making pies for a long time, I could write a blog post entirely about the filling alone, the flavour combinations in all three of the pies was absolutely spot on. The Gluten Free Moo was my favourite I think, chocked full of succulent beef steak in a thick sumptuous gravy, perfect for a good hearty meal! Utterly delicious.
Gluten-free pastry is notoriously difficult to get right, yet the Pieminister pies seem to have hit on a winning recipe; delicious, short, crunchy pastry that held its shape when cooked. What more could you ask for?
As part of the taste test, I had my family try the pies too. There's really not much higher praise for a gluten-free product than: "It tastes as good, if not better than a regular pie!".
I'd definitely recommend the whole range, easily the best gluten-free pies on the market.
The pies are available from some Waitrose/Sainsbury's stores, and online at Ocado. Last time I checked the gluten-free pies are only available in some of their restaurants (they're looking at rolling out further though!)