I triple the amount of filling for my favorite meat pie and freeze each portion separately. On busy days, I just thaw the filling and bake in a refrigerated pie crust. —Joani Durandette, Glendora, California
A friend gave me this recipe after I had mentioned that my meat pies lacked "punch". The pie has a delicious, distinctive flavor thanks to lots of seasonings. Flecks of carrots peek out of each neat slice. My family especially enjoys this dinner when the weather turns chilly.
-Paula L'Hirondelle, Red Deer, Alberta
Prepared pie crust speeds preparation of this homemade meat and vegetable pie topped with a tasty mushroom gravy. It takes a little longer to make two pies, but the reward comes when you pull the extra pie out of the freezer later and pop it into the oven. —Twila Burkholder, Middleburg, Pennsylvania