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The top three northern pie recipes

PUBLISHED: 22:23 28 February 2014 | UPDATED: 21:32 28 August 2014

Lancashire Butter Pie with red cabbage, Cheshire Pork and Apple Pie, Beef and Yorkshire Ale Pie

Lancashire Butter Pie with red cabbage, Cheshire Pork and Apple Pie, Beef and Yorkshire Ale Pie


We all know that northerners make the best pies. But which one is your favourite?

Chatwins version of Hannah Glasses' 18th Century Classic Chatwins version of Hannah Glasses' 18th Century Classic

Cheshire Pork Pie

A delicous classic recipe to be found in cook books of bygone days, we asked a Nantwich baker to recreate it for us


Lancashire Recipes - Butter Pie Lancashire Recipes - Butter Pie

Butter Pie

Also known as Catholic pie or Friday pie, and is an age-old dish, from around the Chorley and Preston area or, for the non-Lancastrians, a potato pie.


Beef and Yorkshire Ale Pie Beef and Yorkshire Ale Pie

Beef and Yorkshire Ale Pie

There is no substitute for good quality beef from your butcher or local farm shop for this classic favourite.



It may well be a stereotype, but if you live in the north then you more than likely appreciate a good pie.


Every region has a local favourite that has been passed down from generation to generation.


We have picked our top three pies from the north and we would love to find out what your favourite is

Vote for your favourite in the poll, or if we’ve made a glaring ommission, leave a comment below



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  • Who Ate All The Pies? by JH The fine exquisite savoury upon this Wedgewood plate, With silvered foil encasing chunky meat and tasty crust; A culinary pinnacle from ancient recipe, To which the passing years our master British chefs entrust, Is much desired and coveted by gourmets of the world, Who wail and gnash their teeth and weep full buckets from green eyes, Dejected in the knowledge that across the oceans deep, We make upon this sceptred isle, the King and Queen of Pies. ... (And tourists' feet in ancient times. Walked upon Lakeland's mountains green : And with a pork pie in both hands, Were there on England's pastures seen!) Jonathan Humble

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