Delightful Molasses-infused Mini Meat Pies: A Bite-sized Symphony of Savory Goodness

Step into a culinary adventure with these delectable Savory Mini Meat Pies, where the star of the show is none other than Crosby’s molasses from New Brunswick. Picture a rich, velvety undertone that adds depth and warmth to the savory mix of lean ground beef, diced onions, celery, and carrots. This delightful concoction is seasoned with a hint of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, creating a flavor symphony that pays homage to the Maritime culinary tradition.

The magic doesn’t stop there; it extends to the golden pastry that envelops this savory goodness. Whether you embark on the satisfying journey of crafting your pastry or opt for the convenience of store-bought tartlets, the result is a textural wonderland that perfectly complements the robust flavors within.

As these mini meat pies bake to golden perfection, the aromas of rich molasses and savory spices mingle, creating an irresistible invitation to savor the best of Maritime comfort food. Each bite is a celebration of tradition, innovation, and the unique sweetness that Crosby’s molasses brings to this culinary masterpiece. Stay tuned for the full recipe, and let’s explore the delightful world of savory pies together!

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Mini Savory Meat Pies

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s molasses
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the ground beef, onions, celery, carrots, and spices. Cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  2. Combine the beef broth and the molasses, add to the beef mixture, bring to a boil, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Stir in the peas and heat through.
  4. Roll out the pastry into 8-inch rounds, spoon 2-3 tbsp in the center, fold in half and crimp the edges.
  5. Place in a preheated 400°F oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Savory Pie Dough

Makes three 9” crusts

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 10 oz cold water
  1. Sift your flour to add air then combine the flour and shortening with a pastry cutter.
  2. Dissolve the salt in the cold water.
  3. Mound the flour and shortening and use your hands to incorporate the cold water (run your hands under cold water first to prevent the dough from warming up) form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.
  4. Keep dough in the fridge for up to 1 week and the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • Category: Appetizers, beef, Entrees, what's for dinner, recipes