In Greece they say that we make pies out of anything.

Almost anyone who has eaten Greek food is familiar with that wonderful Greek specialty spanakopita, or spinach pie, or the most renowned of Greek sweets, baklava. While one dish is savory and the other sweet, both are recognizable from their baked-up, golden, crispy appearance, a telltale sign that they’re made from phyllo dough.

Your can make your pies with any kind of pastry dough, made from scratch or ready made bought phyllo. Phyllo in Greek, means a sheet (in this case a sheet of pastry) which will be used with the filling of your choice.

Pies can be either “filled”, where a dish is covered by pastry and the filling is placed on top of that, “top-crust,” where the filling is placed in a dish and covered with a pastry top before baking, or “two-crust,” with the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Pies can be a variety of sizes and shapes, ranging from bite-size to ones designed for multiple servings.

This event will start with the savory pies. So what are you waiting for? Pull up your sleeves, take out your rolling pin and make any kind of phyllo pastry and fill it with a savoury filling. Ready-made phyllo, as I said, is welcome, so the only thing you have to do is get creative and make your pies.

Some Guidelines to Follow:

1. Prepare a dish that features a Savory Pie and post it in your blog during September, 2008.

2.Include the logo for this event and please make sure to place a link back to this announcement page so that more people may find out about it.

3. E-mail your entry to eventforpies [at] gmail [dot] com, with Savory Pies as the subject line with the following details.

  • Your Name and country of origin
  • Blog Name
  • Blog URL
  • Recipe Name
  • Recipe URL
  • Photograph of final pie (not bigger than 250 pixels wide)
  • A short description of what your pie is about, that will appear in the round-up, will be much appreciated

4. The deadline for this event is midnight (in whichever part of the world you are) of September 30th, 2008. The round-up will be posted a few days later.

5. There is no limit to the number of entries. If you don’t have a blog but wish to participate in this event, send your entries with a picture, your name and recipe to eventforpies [at] gmail [dot] com before the deadline. I will post the recipes with your picture in my blog and include it in the round-up.

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50 Comments on Food Event – Savory Pies

  1. Corinne says:

    Ooh, Ivy, how exciting!!! I will have to swing by the store for some phyllo dough and see what i can come up with!

  2. Ivy

    Hi Corinne, shall be looking forward to seeing your entry. Thanks.

  3. Peter G says:

    Oooh! Looking forward to this one! where do I start?…I’ll have to ask my mother for a classic…

  4. Cakelaw says:

    Hi Ivy, Sounds like a great idea for an event. Count me in (although my entry will be at the later end of the spectrum because I am away on holidays until mid-September).



  5. 2x" class="avatar avatar-32 photo" height="32" width="32" style="min-width: 32px; max-width: 32px; " orig_min_width="empty" orig_max_width="empty" orig_width="32" >Psychgrad says:

    Giz and I are discussing our plan.

  6. 2x" class="avatar avatar-32 photo" height="32" width="32" style="min-width: 32px; max-width: 32px; " orig_min_width="empty" orig_max_width="empty" orig_width="32" >Sylvia says:

    I love, love spanakopita. As you know I quite busy , but I try to make some savory pie, for this wonderful event

  7. I’m there with you sis. I have a Turkish dish in mind that I have been wanting to try…even though we know Greek food is my favourite:D

  8. Ivy

    I am so glad that you are all participating. Shall be looking forward to your submissions. Don’t get stressed up, there is plenty of time by the end of the month.

  9. Rosie says:

    What a great idea for an event Ivy!! I hope to join you in this one :)

    Rosie x

  10. Ivy

    Rosie, I am looking forward to seeing one of your lovely creations as well.

  11. Vani says:

    Mee too IN for the event:)

    For my event, yes you can send recipes using gooseberry liquor!

  12. Ivy

    Thanks Vani. Shall definitely send something even with the liqueur.

  13. Núria says:

    Hola SweetiePie!!!!!!! I’ve been missing you too darling!!! I see that you have kept yourself super busy: New blog, new event… wow you are a hard worker Ivy!!!

    I’ll try to get in the event 😀 – only because you mentioned I can use bought phyllo – 😀 😀

    Well, definitevely this web design is the best so far! But I heard you are not allowed to make business on your blog if you use wordpress, is that true? Can you still be with foodbuzz? I don’t see the big banner.

  14. Núria says:

    Ups, sorry! Yes I saw the big banner!

  15. Núria says:

    Gosh! My brain is still working in slow motion, see? I forgot to say HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY TO YOU Sweetheart!!!!! Where is the post with the 1 candle pie? I want to see the surprise!

  16. Ivy

    Hola sweetie Nuria. It’s so good to have you back. About wordpress I shall send you an e-mail. The blogoversary is coming up soon but don’t expect anything fancy.

  17. natalia says:

    ciao Ivy ! What a beautiful blog, idea and I especially like the lemony potatoes ! I”ll start thinking about the savory pie !

  18. Ivy

    Ciao Natalia e bienvenuta. Shall be very glad to see your lovely Italian recipe. Grazie.

  19. courtney says:

    Oh I hope I can up with with something. The possibilities are endless!

  20. Ivy

    Thanks Courtney. Shall be glad to see you create something lovely.

  21. elly says:

    I’ve been a horrible blogger lately, Ivy, but I am really hoping to participate in this event. Obviously you know how well we greeks love our pites :)

  22. Ivy

    Elly, I’m sure you can make some lovely pites.

  23. Dee says:

    Hi Ivy, this is my first time but I’m certain I’ll be back. I love what Greek food I’ve eaten, but it’s uncommon in Malaysia so it’ll have to be pretty much DIY from now on. Thanks oin advance for the recipes I know I’ll borrow.

    The event sounds like fun. I’d love to participate but that would depend on what work’s like. Fingers crossed.

  24. sowmya says:

    I have been wanting to bake pies for a long time..never tried..this is a good event..will try to come up with something!!!

  25. Ivy

    Hi Dee, it’s lovely to meet you and I’m, looking forward to seeing your entry.

    Hi Sowmya and welcome, it’s lovely to meet you as well. I would love to see your first pie.

  26. Katie says:

    OO I’ve never entered a cooking competition before, but I do love pies, and I have a whole month to get creative. How exciting :)

  27. srilekha says:

    hi am back again after a break! am inviting u for my son amiitesh’s b’day which falls on sep 3rd! will surely join in ur event! am in for the event!

  28. Emiline says:

    Sounds like a fun event! I love all pies. I’ll have to think about this one.

  29. Jessica says:

    I am new to your food events, but I adore savory pies and think I’m going to have to jump in the ring on this one. Thanks for hosting!

  30. Ivy

    Welcome Jessica, it’s lovely to meet you and shall be waiting to hear from you again. Thanks for visiting.

  31. Aparna says:

    This is a great idea, Ivy. Hope I find the time for it. Lately I’m finding even less time for all things blogging. See how long it took me to get here?:)

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  33. Ivy

    I know what you mean. All of us hardly find the time but you can always think of something easy to do and write about.

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  37. Anne Lossing says:

    Wow! Am I ever glad to come across this food event. I LOVE savory pies, and have just recently learned to make the basic crust. This is such a great excuse to practice making some more. My mouth is watering already!

  38. Ivy

    Hi Anne. Nice to meet you and shall be looking forward to your entry. Thanks, Ivy

  39. Divya Vikram says:

    I have tried makng only apple pie until now..This event makes me think of savoury pies.Will send in something dear..

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  42. courtney says:

    Ivy. I got your suggestion about my tart yeaterday. I want to create something new for you , so give me a day or 2 . I have an idea brewing. I still have some time.

  43. Ivy

    Hi Courtney and thanks very much. You still have a few days left until Tuesday.

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  47. gilli says:

    Hi Ivy

    Just read about your pie contest on Arfi’s blog. Is this to be a monthly event or a one off?

    Pies are great. What a wonderful handy food…Your meal enclosed in its own edible plate.

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