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A Scottish Institution

The scotch pie is an institution in Scotland and has been around for so long that its origins have been lost in the mists of time. There are reports of a variation of the scotch pie being made in Scotland some 500 years ago.

A convenience food, the scotch pie can easily be eaten one-handed and we like to view it as the Scottish version of a hot sandwich. It is traditional, delicious Scottish fayre.

It is known that the traditional filling for the scotch pie was highly spiced mutton.

Mutton was used as it was plentiful and cheap, being from older animals it was tough, but when minced this toughness was not important. A mutton filled pie also tends to taste sweeter than a beef-filled pie.

Working men ate scotch pies as they were a cheap form of nutrition during the working day. Nowadays, beef is found as a filling more often than lamb or mutton. This could be due to the convenient and ready supply of beef in Scotland.

There are thousands of scotch pies eaten all over Scotland every day. Every manufacturer has their own method and blend of seasoning. These methods and seasonings are closely guarded secrets!

Every Saturday, the scotch pie is served at many football (soccer) grounds, usually accompanied with a hot drink – the convenience of having a one-handed meal. Although, if the pies aren’t of a good standard, they can be used as missiles and the evidence can be seen after the match ends!

We think the scotch pie has come a long way from its humble beginnings, with many recipes available to try.

They really are the ultimate convenience food as they are so versatile – they can be filled with any recipe, including left-overs and you can be assured of one thing – they will taste great!

Our satisfied customers

  • I love your idea for pie shells and will be buying from you again. Mrs D McGinty, Fife
  • Made our DIY scotch pies last week......fantastic! Recipe is really easy to follow, barely had to buy any ingredients as all in the kit and they taste lovely. Great presents for foodies or lovers of traditional Scottish favourites! Highly recommend them. :) Mrs S Nodes, Coaltown of Wemyss
  • We had a great day on Sunday...The pies were a real success - a complete sell out and lots of interest. Have given details to lots of people and hope that might lead to some orders! Mrs J Laing, Glenrothes
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  • Hi all a massive thank you for the DIY pie pack Mrs Pete bought from you as part of my birthday present. I consider myself to be a reasonable cook and love nothing more than cooking for my family and seeing the pleasure it gives them. For many, many years I have attempted to make the perfect savoury pie but failed on the pastry side. We love a good helping of filling and a thin case but I just could not get it right. After nearly half a century of trying you have been my pie saviours, after coming very close to giving up (something I never like doing). Thank you once again for this brilliant product keep up the excellent work, the whole of the Pete family loves them. May your pies always be r squared. Forgive the pun. Yours piefully. Mr P Jackson, Lancs