Advantages Taste, good amount of filling, price
|Value for Money|
Of late, I have been enjoying some Quorn Deep filled pies – Mince and Onion. I try to eat as little meat as I possibly can, for health reasons, though sometimes I confess to the odd lapse. These pies come as four in a box and cost £2.29 from most supermarkets. They are obviously suitable for vegetarians and are made from Quorn, which is a microprotein and a member of the fungi family. Quorn is naturally low in fat, and high in protein and has a lot less calories than meat.These pies are wonderful if I am every feeling like I am about to fall off the wagon and reach for a steak or bacon sandwich. They are tasty and rich tasting and to all intents and purposes look, smell and taste exactly like meat.
The pies are covered in a rich and butter flaky pastry, which is the perfect texture and consistency. It melts in the mouth and compliments the rich onion, meat and gravy filling. The whole combination makes for an incredibly tasty and satisfying pie and it is hard to tell the difference between this and a ‘real’ meat pie, in my personal opinion.These are delicious served hot from an oven (25 minutes at 190 degrees). I prefer to brush the top of my pies with a small amount of egg and/or milk before cooking, and this helps to make the top of the pie crispy and golden in colour. The amount of filling inside these pies is full to the top and Quorn have not been greedy with their filling. They not only taste mouthwatering, but whilst they are cooking, they fill the room with the aroma of freshly baking pies. These pies compare very favourable with the Lind McCartney range of meat free pies and in fact, I think I actually prefer the taste of the Quorn variety more so.
These pies are also delicious served cold as a snack. Once they have chilled in a fridge, the contents actually appear to ‘gel’ together somewhat, and I find they are less messy to consume and a good idea to take for a quick packed lunch. If I had to make just one complaint about these pies, it’s the fact that the base can sometimes become slightly soggy upon first taking them out of the oven. However, that isn’t so much a complaint, as an observation. They are still just as delicious and a very tasty vegetarian pie at a very reasonable price.
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