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Here at Urban Pie, we’re all about deep-filled delicious savoury pies. But as Valentine’s Day is coming up, we’re feeling a bit sweet-toothed and thought we’d share the recipe for these amazing Valentine’s Heart Pies with you…

  • 1 batch single-crust pie dough
  • Heaping 1/3 cup jam
  • Milk or cream
  • Coarse sanding sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Roll out the dough and cut an even number of circles using a cookie cutter or a large glass (around 3 inches across). Re-roll scraps if necessary.

Using a heart cookie cutter or a butter knife, cut out the hearts.

Arrange half of the dough circles onto the baking sheet, then place a tablespoon of jam into the center of each.

Using your finger, lightly wet the edges of the circle with milk (or cream), then top with another dough circle, lightly pressing to seal.

Curl up the edges of the sealed circles, then press down with the tines of a fork to crimp closed. This will keep the filling from leaking out.

Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the crimped dough circles with more milk, then place a heart on the top.

Brush the hearts with a tiny bit more milk, then generously sprinkle with coarse sanding sugar.

Poke a few holes around the heart with a toothpick to let the steam out while they are baking.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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NCS CreativeWe were really impressed with the Highcross Pieday Friday winners photo for today.

Can you think of a catchy caption to go with it? The prize for the best one selected by our Urban Pie team is a free meal for 2!

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We were in awe of the Urban Ballet flash mob who broke into dance outside our Bullring store on Friday. The troop did two ballet performances throughout the day giving shoppers in the Bullring an unexpected surprise.

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Pie Man has been taking Irish dancing lessons in preparation for St Patrick’s Day. We reckon he’s pretty good…what do you think?

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PIE…

PIE

…BYE!

BYE!

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It seems that we are not the only people who are crazy about pies this week! Oliver Stallwood from the Metro highlights the fact that ‘sales of the pastry-encased dishes have increased by 17 million in the past 12 months’. Another amazing fact he mentions is that ‘Down Under, a dogs eye (meat pie) with a bit of dead horse  is considered a national dish, with Australians eating almost 260 million a year’. To read the article in full click here!

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we love pies!

To celebrate British pie week, we are launching an amazing new competition. We will be giving away lunch for a team of up to ten people every single Friday. So why not enter our new  PIEDAY-FRIDAY competition and try to win free food for your workplace. You’ll be the most popular person in the office if you manage to win! For more information about how you can enter the competition and have a chance of winning, click here! 

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pies pies pies!

British Pie Week is finally upon us, so all pie lovers out there have a great excuse to head down to Urban Pie. If you haven’t had a chance to taste our brand new pie flavours yet, why not  come and visit us this week? Our new Cottage Pie and Chicken & Mushroom pies are going down a storm with our customers. So if you love pies as much as we do, come and join us at Urban Pie for a slice of pie heaven!

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pie eating champ 2009

Barry Rigby 36 took the title of at the 15th World Pie Eating Championships, which is held every year at Harry’s Bar in Wallgate, Wigan. Wigan-born Barry, 36, munched his way through a meat and potato pie in an amazing time of 43 seconds. Barry, said: “I have never entered it before and just thought I’d give it a go. I never thought that I would win but hopefully my friends and family will be very proud”.

We’re proud of you Barry, a true pieoneer!

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The T-shirts used by our staff at Urban Pie are now available to buy online at www.teepay.com! Just search for ‘urbanpie’ and you can buy a selection of our great T-shirt designs.  So if you’re a dedicated Pie Fan- get yours today!

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all you need is pie

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