14 More Traditional Pies from Around the World

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14 More Traditional Pies from Around the World

Are you ready for more pie?  After the success of 14 Traditional Pies from around the World, I have decided to make this second list to share on my blog’s second year.  Pi Day is my favorite food/math holiday is upon us.  March 14th or 3.14 or better know to math geeks from around the world Pi Day.  Pies are a beloved meal, snack and/or dessert around the world. Now here are this year’s collection of  14 Traditional Pies from Around the World.

Want more pies from around the world?  Check out Part 1 of 14 Traditional Pies from around the world.  

1. Salteñas ~ Bolivia

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Salteñas are a Bolivian version of a traditional Spanish Empanada.  Salteñas are filled with beef, chicken, or pork and a sweet or spicy sauce.  The Salteñas  are made by stewing the meat and some vegetables.  Then the stew is made in to a gelatin so it will not make the pastry dough soggy.  The salteñas are baked until golden brown and served as a mid-morning snack.

2. Coulibiac ~ Russia

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A coulibiac is a type of Russian pirog. Traditionally it is filled with salmon or sturgeon, rice, eggs, mushrooms, onions, and dill.  The ingredients are layered on a yeast dough made of a mixture of wheat and rye flour.  The filling is covered with another piece of dough and baked.

3. Blueberry Pie ~ Eastern Canada

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Blueberry pies were first made by early European settlers in Canada.  The pie was similar to a bilberry pie made in Europe. Blueberry pie is a summertime staple in much of the United States and Canada.  It is easy to make since the berries don’t have to be peeled. The pie is made with a bottom crust and lattice-work top.

4. Cornish Pasty ~ Cornwall, United Kingdom

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This savory pie made from beef, potatoes, yellow turnips, and onions. The filling is baked in a folder over crust. It’s origins are a little murky but the Cornish Pasty is the national dish of Cornwall.  It accounts for a large percentage of Cornwall food market.

5. Bündner Nusstorte ~ Graubünden, Switzerland

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The Bündner Nusstorte was first seen in the 1920’s in Graubünden region of Switzerland. This eastern region of Switzerland isn’t conducive for the production of the pies main ingredient, walnut.  All the walnuts are imported but this pies has become a stable of the region.  The Bündner Nusstorte is made by filling a pie crust with a caramelised walnut-filling.  The filling is covered and baked.

6. Buko Pie ~ Philippines

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Buko pie is the staple specialty of Laguna Province on the Filipino island of Luzon.  The pie is made from young coconut and sweetened condensed milk.   The milk gives the pie a sweeter and denser texture.

7. Meat Pie – Nigeria

The Nigerian Meat Pie is a handheld snack pie. The pie filling is made from minced corn beef, carrots, potatoes, and onion.  The spices vary from cook to cook.  The dough is made from margarine rather than butter and the pies can be fried or baked.

8. Mississippi Mud Pie ~ Mississippi, United States

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Image from Flickr by  Annie

As the name states, the Mississippi Mud Pie has origins in the state of Mississippi.  The pie’s bottom crust is made of the dense chocolate cake.  The pie is filled with a chocolate filling.  It is an overload of chocolate in pie form.

9. Samosa ~ Tanzania

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The Samosa is a popular triangular fried or baked pie.  The pie filling is usually vegetarian and is made of potatoes, onions, and pies.  On occassion. it is made with minced meat and pine nuts depending on where they are made.  The pie is found throughout India, Southeast Asia and Africa. The earliest records show the samosa originating from Tanzania.

10. Flapper Pie ~ Western Canada

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Image from Flickr by  Elsie Hui

The flapper pie hails from the prairies of western Canada.  The pie is almost identical to a graham cracker cream pie. A flapper pie has a graham cracker crust with a meringue topping over a custard.

11. Karelian Pasties ~ Finland

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The Karelian Pasties is from the Karelia region of Finland. It is very similar to the pirogs. The Karelian crust is made from a thin rye crust.  It is traditionally filled with barley and talkkuna.  Talkkuna is a fine milled flour mixture of barley, rye, oat and pea flour.  Recent years have seen, potato and buckwheat fillings.

12. Hornazo ~ Spain

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The Hornazo  is traditionally served during the Lunes de Aguas festival in the Salamanca region of Spain. This savory pie is filled with pork loin, spicy chorizo sausage in all natural sausage casings, and eggs. It is baked until golden brown.

13. Quindim ~ Brazil

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Image from Flickr by  Rainer Rillke

Quindim is a custard pie from Brazil.  It is usually served without a crust.  It is made from sugar, egg yolks, and ground coconut. It is similar to a traditional flan.

14. Aloo pie ~ Trinidad and Tobago

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The Aloo pie is found on the island of Trinidad and Tobago.   It is a Caribbean version of an Indian Samosa.  The Aloo is significantly larger than a traditional samosa.  It is filled with mashed potatoes and other vegetables. The filling is encased in a soft fried pastry.

Be sure to check out my 2015 14 Traditional Pies from Around the World!

Do you have a favorite from this year’s list traditional pies from around the world?

14 More Traditional Pies from Around the World

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