Easy No Pastry Pies
Pies Do Not Always Have Pastry - But They Are Pies
No pastry pies are quick and easy to make, these recipes are from the 1960s, when cooking was easy, without all the modern how to do this and that the right way, and nobody ever said no to food, they were just great full to have a meal.
Maybe we should go back to the days when cooking a meal was easy and always tasty without all those herbs and special ingredients, and start saving money, instead of spending money we have not got, just to keep up with everybody else's cooking, as buying pastry will add more expense to the pie.
With winter and cooler weather coming in the northern hemisphere, these pies can be made in no time at all, the family will love them, but even though it's summer in the southern hemisphere you can always make a no pastry pie, great for a quick snack after a long day, even eaten cold with a salad.
Happy days cooking.
Cottage pie - Shepherds pie
Left-over meat, vegetables, and gravy topped with buttery mashed potatoes were first widely known as cottage pie, whatever the meat was.
By the mid-1800's, cottage and shepherd pies were distinguish between beef and mutton-based pies respectively.
Cottage pies are made with Beef
1/2 pound cooked meat (1 cup)
2 cups mashed potatoes
1 grated onion
1/2 cup gravy or stock
1 tablespoon tomato or Worcester sauce
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper
Mince the meat, mix in the onion, gravy, sauce, and seasonings.
Place in an ovenware dish or greased pie dish.
Cover with mashed potatoes, dot butter over and bake in a moderate oven till heated through and the potatoes are browned.
Shepherds pie must contain lamb
Cooks make Shepherd's Pie from the remains of a roasted of mutton, rather than raw meat.
It's a way of using leftovers for most families, rather than a dish they create from scratch.
Shepard's Pie is a "dish" - a "concept" with multiple thousands of variations.
Cumberland Pie - cottage pie topped with a layer of breadcrumbs.
Check out the Shepherd Pie and Cottage Pie recipe. - shows you how to do the recipes from beginning to the end.
With lot's of comments what other readers have also added for different flavors and what the out come is for the old fashion Cottage pie.
How to make Shepherd's Pie - Easy Cooking!
Eggs, Bacon & Potato pie
Salt and pepper
125 grams (4oz) grated cheese
300 ml (10oz) milk
450 grams (16 oz) potatoes cooked and sliced
5 slices bacon (finely chopped)
Preheat oven to 180c (350F)
Beat eggs with milk and seasoning.
Alternate layers of potatoes, tomatoes, cheese and bacon and a final layer of cheese.
Pour over the egg and milk mixture.
Bake 180c (350F) for 40 minutes
CHEESE PIES WITHOUT PASTRY
Easy appetizer recipe to make, doing away with the hassle of making the pastry, and it still tastes great.
1 teacup margarine/butter
3 teacups plain flour
3/4 teacup grated hard cheese
1 egg, separated
1 level teaspoon salt
1 level teaspoon baking powder
Sieve the flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl and mix together well.
Add the cheese, butter and 1 egg yolk. Mix in together well to make a dough.
You can make whatever shapes you like, though traditionally cheese pies are made in a
half-moon shape. Beat the egg whites a little and then brush a little of this over them.
Bake in a medium oven, about 325-350F, 160-180C for about 15 minutes.
Eve's Pudding - no pastry fruit pie
Must have a no pastry apple pie.
285 grams (10 oz), peeled, cored and sliced apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon caster sugar
225 grams (8 oz) caster sugar
170 grams (6 oz) butter, melted
50 grams (2 oz) chopped pecans
125 grams (2 oz) plain flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F). Lightly grease a 23 cm (9 in) pie dish with butter.
2. Fill 2/3 of the dish with sliced apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and 1 teaspoon sugar.
3. In a medium bowl, mix 225 grams (8 oz) sugar with the melted butter.
Stir in pecans, flour, egg and salt. Mix well.
Spread mixture over the apples.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 65 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serves: 8, Prepare 15 mins, Cook: 1 hour 5 mins
I have been making fruit pies like this for over fifty years, it is a quick pudding to feed a family.
Rhubarb is another forgotten fruit for a quick dessert, just leave out the cinnamon and nuts.
Get creative and try other fruits like pears, peaches or sultanas mixed fruit and apple base with a sponge topping. Nice eaten with ice-cream. Yummy.
Shepherd Pie or Cottage Pie
Which of these two pies do you like the best?
Pie Ready For Potato
When I cook, even though I am only feeding two. I still cook too much, so the next day I have left over stew.
Below you will see a way I use up the stew for a nice pie without the pastry.
Here is the stew recipe in case you may like to try it.
2 lb beef steak
1 oz flour
salt and pepper
1 oz of butter
water (about 2 breakfast cup)
2 tablespoons of sweet Chili sauce
4 med size diced carrots
2 cups diced pumpkin
1/2 cup diced parsnips
1 cup of frozen peas
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
Cut the meat into pieces ( I like them quite big), roll in seasoned flour and brown in the hot butter, (if you add a little oil to the butter when heating up the pan the butter will not burn), nicely browned in butter.
Put the meat, onion, and sweet Chili sauce into a saucepan and add the water. Simmer for about an hour or until the meat is tender.
Add the diced vegetables and soy sauce 1/2 hour before serving, and cook.
Before I serve I thicken the stew with a little cornflour, season with a little salt and pepper and mixed with water.
Pie With Potato Added
Next day with the left-over stew, I grease an ovenware dish, (10x8) and lined it with 5 slices of toast thick bread buttered, buttered side down.
Good cup of Cheese Grated
Add the left-over beef stew, which I have warmed up in the microwave, but not too hot, as it will soak into the bread, it takes a while to heat it through, in the oven, and add the left-over mashed potatoes which I had with the stew the night before.
Cook in the bottom of the oven, 400F (200c) for about 40 mins.
Usually about 10 mins before cooked I lift the oven tray up higher, add grated cheese and grill until brown.
Be careful when grilling the top as it can burn very quickly, as it nearly did with my pie.
© 2011 Elsie Hagley