Savory Pies

When you think of pie, you might picture a dessert overflowing with fruit, sugary nuts or chocolate, but flaky, buttery pie crust also pairs extremely well with savory ingredients. Pies are a great way to make a one-dish dinner that can feed a crowd. From a classic chicken pot pie to a mouth-watering quiche, there's no limit to the fillings that you can put inside a crust. Use Food & Wine's guide to help spark your creativity the next time you need an amazing meal idea.

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Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Hand Pies
Made with Lisa Ludwinski's Sister Pie All-Butter Pie Dough, the golden, crispy pastry encasing these savory hand pies shatters almost like a croissant. Lightly mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, tangy sour cream, and aged cheddar make up the creamy-cheesy filling. It's a simple mixture, but it tastes like a handheld bite of Thanksgiving. If the Brussels sprouts are large, quarter them instead of halving.
Winter Squash-and-Shallot Tart
This elegant tart is just the thing to serve for dinner on a chilly night. The rich, cheesy filling is packed with sweet cubes of butternut squash and savory shallots, and lightened by the acidity of the sherry vinegar and brightness of the lemon zest. A peppery arugula salad tops it off.
Mushroom Pot Pie
The deep woodsy flavor of fresh mushrooms is reinforced with dried porcini mushrooms in this gorgeous meatless pot pie worthy of a celebration. The recipe calls for purchased puff pastry, which is not only a relief to those who get nervous by the prospect of having to make their own pastry, but it also cuts out a lot of prep time. Use whatever fresh mushrooms you can find, keeping in mind that a nice mixture will add more flavor and texture to the pie.
Aussie Meat(less) Pie
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A hearty mushroom, tofu, and wine filling is enclosed in a buttery, crisp crust in chef Dan Churchill's umami-packed pie that is sure to satisfy everyone around your table. Tofu is crumbled and cooked along with the mushrooms, adding protein and meaty texture. The filling and crust can be made one day ahead and kept refrigerated, then assembled and baked just before serving.
Tomato Pie Bars
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In his riff on tomato pie, Food Editor Josh Miller uses crushed saltine crackers and Parmesan cheese to give these tomato pie bars a crispy, savory bottom crust and enhances the rich, savory filling with mildly spicy curry powder and chipotle chile. A topping of juicy slices of tomato brings the finished tomato pie bars into perfect balance.
Asparagus and Fava Bean Tart with Herbed Ricotta
Lemon zest and thyme add subtle fragrance to this showstopping tart’s ricotta filling, balancing the savory Parmesan and prosciutto. Gently pressing on the par-baked pastry while spreading the filling is key to creating a crisp crust. Carlin Karr of Tavernetta in Denver recommends Grüner Veltliner to accompany this dish. It has a "fresh radish, fava, pea shoot quality, with a spiciness that is especially great with green veggies. It speaks to the early weeks of spring, with both freshness and texture.”
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More Savory Pies

Sausage and Red Onion Sheet Pan Quiche
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At Convivial in Washington, D.C., Cedric Maupillier’s foot-long quiche takes this breakfast classic to the next level. This version, prepared in a rimmed baking sheet, makes plenty for the whole family.
Erbazzone Reggiano (Emilian Spinach and Cheese Pie)
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Flavorful and filling with a light, almost cracker-like crust, this rustic spinach pie relies on simple ingredients for an impressive finish. Because the spinach gently steams within the crust, it retains its fresh, verdant flavor even after cooking.

Apple-Ham Quiche

Thin apple and ham slices are rolled together and set in a tender, herby custard sprinkled with sharp white cheddar. For a quicker weeknight dinner, use a frozen 9-inch deep-dish pie shell, blind baked according to package instructions.