Spinach-and-bacon pies with cream-cheese pastry
These pies are perfect as an office lunch. You can use chopped almonds or macadamia nuts instead of the pine nuts.
Pro-tip: blanche the spinach before you sauté it. Blanching locks in the vibrant green colour that would otherwise be lost during the cooking process.
Beef-and-beer pie with slow-roasted cipollini onions
If you prefer not to add the beer, leave it out and add Port-style fortified wine or extra stock.
Plus: this pastry can be made in a food processor.
Roast chicken, mushroom and leek pie
An absolute classic. You can never go wrong with a roast chicken pie.
This is a great buttery, nutty pastry. Apples work just as well as pears in this recipe.
Three-ingredient blueberry pie
Not a fan of blueberries? Replace them with the fruit of your choice!