Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic with melt-in-your-mouth beef bathed in a rich and hearty gravy-like sauce lightly flavored with Guinness.  We’ve elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

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Kiss me I’m Irish!

Do you remember those buttons?  Honestly, I’m really not sure if these are even a thing anymore.  But I sure do remember having to unwillingly wear those always way-too-big buttons with the way-too-obvious red lips on them to school when I was a young sprout.  Of course, that was back in the day when I absolutely, positively knew that all boys had cooties and I certainly did not want to give the impression to said cootie infested boys that I was open to any sort of lip wrestling with them.  No siree, they can keep their lips and their cooties to themselves thank you very much.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Instead of trotting about town with a big ol’ “Kiss Me I’m Irish” button emblazoned across my bosom, this Saint Patricks Day I’ve partnered with a group of bloggers that have some mad kitchen skills and we put together a little Virtual Saint Patricks Day shindig for you.  From breads to drinks to something a little sweet, we are sure to have something at this party that will leave you feeling like you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Me?  I brought these Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies to the party, because. . .well. . . what’s a Saint Patricks Day party without the warm & comforting flavors of this pub classic.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

And aren’t they the cutest?

But don’t let their adorable looks fool you.  These teensy tiny pies pack a whole bunch of flavor starting with the buttery, flaky crust.  I’m sure you can tell from the photos that it just peels away in crisp, buttery layers the moment your fork digs into it.

And can I say how much I absolutely adore the rustic, homemade, uneven look of these Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies?  I think it gives them that “made with love” handmade look.  Besides, there is no need to make these little cuties look all prim and proper. . . I mean it’s pub food after all.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust. Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Now, I decided to make my own crust  because I find the art of making pie dough relaxing.  I know, I know.  It’s a little on the masochistic side, isn’t it?  But you can easily use store bought pie and puff pastry to make yours if you don’t have the patience for homemade dough.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

And since we are on the subject of dough, did you know that you don’t have to throw away the pie dough scraps you will inevitably end up with when you cut out circles?  You can use them to decorate these pies or you can freeze them (for up to 6 months!!) and use them to top soups, chilis and stews (see HERE for more).  There are also tons of creative ideas for those once forgotten scraps HEREHERE and HERE.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

As for the filling. . .well,  I like my meat melt-in-your-mouth tender, so I decided to cook it in the slow cooker overnight. The end result is a super soft beef that is bathed in a rich and hearty gravy-like sauce lightly flavored with Guinness.

And while I like my meat nice & tender, I don’t like soggy veggies so I cooked them separately and stirred them in right before serving.

Oh & let’s not forget the dollop of sweet potatoes resting oh-so-patiently on the bottom of these pies.  They are such a nice complement to the richness of the beef.

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

Well, enough of this chit chat.  We have a party to enjoy.

So, be sure to see aside a couple of moments to “sample” each of the participating bloggers Saint Patricks Day delights.

🍀 ☘️ 🍀 ☘️

Saint Patricks Day Blogger Party:

What Should I Make For · Traditional Irish Soda Bread with Orange Butter
The Sweet Nerd · Get Charmed By Double Spice Chocolate Cookies
Girl Heart Food · Shepherd’s Pie {with Guinness Lamb & Horseradish Mash}
No Spoon Necessary · Sour Apple Tequila Cocktail – The Lucky Shamrock
The Beach House Kitchen · Bangers and Mash with Guiness Onion Gravy
Beyond Mere Sustenance · St. Patrick’s Lemon Cucumber Martini With Fresh Basil
Seasons & Suppers · Irish Spice Bag
Ciao Chow Bambina · Chocolate Stout No-Churn Ice Cream with Homemade Toffee Crumble
The Busy Spatula · Lucky Charms Churros & Real Pistachio Pudding
Beer Girl Cooks · Raspberry Chocolate Milk Porter Pudding Shooters
Salt & Lavender · Pork Chops with an Irish Whiskey Sauce
Kevin Is Cooking · Colcannon Irish Mashed Potatoes
Sugarhero · Baileys Chocolate Caramel Tarts
Salted Plains · Vegan Mint Chocolate Bark
Meg Is Well · Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake with Baileys Caramel Drizzle

Calizona · Black Lentil Charred Broccoli Shepherds Pie

Oh. . .and Kiss Me I’m Irish.💋

XOXO-

Lynn

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Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
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Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies
Guinness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic with melt-in your mouth beef bathed in a rich and hearty gravy-like sauce lightly flavored with Guinness. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 16
BUILDING BLOCKS
FOR THE ROUGH PUFF PASTRY:
  • 2 1/3 cup (350 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (335 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into large cubes
  • 2/3 cup (4 3/4 fl oz) ice water
FOR THE PIE BASE:
  • 1 cup + 5 tbsp (300 grams) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups (600 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup ice cold water
FOR THE GUINNESS IRISH BEEF STEW:
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 3-4 steaks
  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 7 medium carrots, 3 peeled & sliced in half, 4 diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled & quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup + 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 1/2 tbsp dark coffee
  • 20 ounces Guinness beer
  • 20 grams (0.7 ounces) bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 tbsp steak sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen petite green peas
  • 1 large egg
FOR THE SWEET POTATOES:
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2-3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper, to taste
THE COURSE
FOR THE ROUGH PUFF PASTRY:
  1. Cut the butter into 1 inch cubes & place in the freezer.

  2. Prepare an ice water bath by combining 3 cups of water with 1 cup of ice.

  3. Place the flour & salt in a big bowl & whisk together.

  4. Add the butter cubes to the flour mixture & toss to coat.

  5. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have pea sized pieces with a few larger pieces. Take care not to overwork the dough & work quickly to insure that the mixture stays cold.

  6. Add the water a little at a time & use a spatula to work the water into the dough. Continue to do this until the dough starts to come together. It will look shaggy at this point.

  7. Shape the dough into a flattened rectangle &, on a lightly floured surface, roll it out into a 6 x 18 inch rectangle. Your dough may not have come fully together at this point. That's okay, it will eventually come together as you continue to roll & fold it.

  8. Use a pastry scraper to fold the two ends into the center of the rectangle (do not overlap yet). Then fold one side over to the other so they overlap. This is a bookend fold. You can use the pastry scraper to push the edges in so that they are squared off.

  9. Turn the dough 90 degrees roll it out again & repeat the folding technique.

  10. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap & refrigerate for at least an hour, but ideally overnight.

  11. Lightly flour a work surface & place the rested dough on it with the short end facing you. Roll it out again lengthwise into an 8 x 20 inch rectangle. Repeat the folding process. Wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate again.
FOR THE PIE BASE:
  1. Cut the butter into 1 inch cubes & place into the freezer.
  2. Prepare an ice water bath by combining 3 cups of water with 1 cup of ice.
  3. Place the flour & salt in a big bowl & whisk together.
  4. Add the butter cubes to the flour mixture & toss to coat.
  5. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have pea sized pieces with a few larger pieces. Take care not to overwork & work quickly to insure that the mixture stays cold.

  6. Sprinkle about half a cup of the ice water over the flour/butter mixture.
  7. Use a spatula to work the water into the flour mixture until it is fully incorporated.
  8. Continue to add water a little at a time until the dough starts to come together into a ball.
  9. Squeeze the dough together & sprinkle any remaining dry pieces with water if needed.

  10. Shape the dough into a flattened rectangle, wrap it in plastic wrap & refrigerate for at least an hour, preferably overnight.
FOR THE GUINNESS IRISH BEEF STEW:
  1. Tie herbs together with kitchen twine.
  2. Season beef with salt & pepper.

  3. In a large Dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp of canola oil over medium high heat.
  4. Working in batches, add the beef to the Dutch oven & sear until the outside is lightly browned (about 10 minutes per side).
  5. Transfer beef to plate. Add another tablespoon of oil & sear remaining meat. Transfer to plate with the rest of the beef.
  6. Add carrot, onion halves to Dutch oven & cook until lightly browned.
  7. Stir in garlic & cook until fragrant.
  8. Place cooked garlic, onion, & carrots into a slow cooker.

  9. Add beef stock, coffee, chocolate, Guinness, herbs, steak sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, & worcestershire sauce to the slow cooker.
  10. Cut beef into 1 inch pieces & transfer to a big mixing bowl.
  11. Add flour & stir until the beef is evenly coated.
  12. Add beef to the slow cooker.
  13. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  14. Remove carrots, onions, & herbs & discard.

  15. Place stew in a large pot & heat over medium heat on the stovetop.
  16. Whisk together cornstarch & 1/4 cold beef stock. Stir into the stew. Cook on medium while stirring until the sauce thickens (about 5 minutes).
  17. Meanwhile, toss the diced carrots in 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper to taste. Roast for 20-25 minutes at 350° F.
  18. Blanch the peas by placing them in a medium pot of boiling water. Allow them to boil for 1 minute, then drain & immerse them into a bowl of ice water.  Drain.

  19. Stir the carrots & peas into the stew.

  20. Allow the stew to cool completely before assembling the pies.
FOR THE SWEET POTATOES:
  1. Peel & cube the sweet potatoes.
  2. Place in a large pot & cover with water.
  3. Heat on medium high until water starts to boil.
  4. Reduce heat & simmer for 10-15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  5. Drain sweet potatoes & place back into the pot.
  6. Using a potato masher, fork or back of a spoon, mash the sweet potatoes.

  7. Mix in butter, honey, salt & pepper to taste.
TO ASSEMBLE THE PIES:
  1. Position the oven rack in the center. Place a baking sheet big enough to hold the pie tins on the oven rack & pre-heat to 425° F.
  2. Lightly grease a standard muffin tin. Set aside.

  3. On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll the pie base out until it is 1/4 inch thick.

  4. Place the rolled out pie base in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  5. Roll out the rough puff on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper until it is 1/4 inch thick.

  6. Place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  7. Remove the chilled pie base from the refrigerator & cut into 4 inch rounds.  Use dough scraps to cut out decorations such as a four leaf clover.  

  8. Press each pie base round into a greased well, allowing a 1/4 inch overhang. Place the tins in the freezer for 30 minutes.

  9. Use a fork to prick all over the bottom & sides of the pie crust.

  10. Line the pie crusts with aluminum foil & fill with beans, rice, or pie weights.

  11. Place pie tins on top of the pre-heated baking sheet & bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is set.

  12. Remove the aluminum foil & pie weights from the tins.

  13. Allow the crust to cool for 2-3 minutes.

  14. While crust is cooling, whisk together the egg white & one teaspoon of water. Reserve the egg yolk for later.

  15. Use a pastry brush to coat the bottom & sides of the crust with a thin layer of egg white glaze. This will help seal the crust.

  16. Place the pies back in the oven & bake for 3-5 minutes, or until the egg white is dry.

  17. Remove the crusts from the oven & allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

  18. Reduce oven temperature to 350° F.

  19. Once the crusts are cool, place a dollop of sweet potato on the bottom of each dough lined well.

  20. Place the stew on top, filling almost to the top of the well.

  21. Brush a light layer of egg white on the top edge of the bottom crust. This will help "stick" the top crust to the bottom.

  22. Place a round of puff pastry on top of the pie, pushing the edges down onto the bottom crust. Alternatively, you could use a fork to push the edges down.

  23. Beat the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water & lightly brush it on top of the crust with a pastry brush.

  24. Cut a slit in the top of the crust.

  25. Decorate the tops with herbs, sesame seeds, or crust cutouts (optional).

  26. Bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

  27. Allow the pies to cool slightly before enjoying.

  28. Extra pies can be frozen & re-heated.
Recipe Notes

Alternatively you could use pre-made pie crust & puff pastry instead of making your own.

You will have leftover stew unless you make additional batches of crust.  The stew can be eaten alone or can be frozen for later use.

The number of pies you ultimately end up with is highly dependent on how you roll & cut the dough.

 

Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies - Guiness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic. We've elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.

 

66 thoughts on “Guinness Irish Beef Stew Mini Pot Pies

  • March 10, 2017 at 7:32 am
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    Oh my goodness Lynn, these are totally adorable! And they sound right up my husband’s alley. He’s a total beef stew fan. And add some Guinness to it and he’ll be in heaven. I love the sweet potatoes on the bottom. Love the one with the shamrock in sesame seeds on top too! Once again, you’ve outdone yourself! Thanks for organizing #saintpatricksdayfeast2017!!

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    • March 10, 2017 at 11:26 am
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      I would venture to guess that these little beauties are virtually every hubby’s dream. And you know I had to create the shamrock with sesame seeds on top. Way too much temptation not to do that.😉

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  • March 10, 2017 at 7:44 am
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    Boys definitely did have cooties when we were younger, lol 😀 I often ask my young nephew if he has a girlfriend and he’ll always shyly says ‘nooooo’. Now that he is getting a little older, I think that’s changing. Haha! These pies are definitely super cute and they do pack a lot of flavour. I just love the sweet potato base in there. I know I would eat, like, 3-4 of these cuties. Pinned! Hope you have an awesome St. Patrick’s Day and thanks again so much for organizing this fun round-up! Looking forward to the next one 🙂

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    • March 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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      Some things never change do they Dawn? It’s perfectly acceptable to have 3-4 of these teensy pies. . .and maybe 3-4 more later. 😉

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  • March 10, 2017 at 7:51 am
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    Thanks for organizing our St. Patrick’s Day party Lynn! And what a way to kick start it with these tasty mini pot pies. Perfect pub food and I’m obsessed with that uber-flaky crust!!

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    • March 17, 2017 at 1:52 pm
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      My pleasure Kathy. That crust is a great thing to get obsessed over. So buttery. . .so flaky.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    Absolutely perfect little pies! Love everything from your beautiful pastry, to you delicious filling to your fun toppings! Great St. Patrick’s Day treat 🙂

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    • March 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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      I certainly did have a lot of fun with the toppings on these little beauties Jennifer. Glad you liked them.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 9:44 am
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    I am so in love with your mini pot pies! They are perfect little packages of deliciousness, and the flaky pastry and rich gravy are calling my name. Oh, I mustn’t forget to mention that the little dollop of sweet potato is genius!

    Thanks for organizing our St. Patrick’s Day party Lynn! Eating and drinking through this list will be delicious, and we’ll hope the leprochauns magically keep the calories off the waist line 😉

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    • March 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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      You can never forget the sweet potato Tamara. So good and the perfect pairing with beef.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 9:58 am
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    These are stunning. I enjoyed reading all the chit chat and I am gushing over every picture. My husband might fall in love with you when I make this, so just be prepared! Happy St Patrick’s Day – Appreciate this wonderful recipe.

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    • March 17, 2017 at 3:38 pm
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      Ha! Ha! Well. . .I’m glad someone enjoyed the chit chat Cindy. Sometimes I wonder if I am boring people to death with my chit chat and stories. Oh. . .and the more love the better. Happy Saint Patricks Day to you too sweetie.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 10:02 am
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    I have been looking forward to this since I saw it on Instagram. Pot Pie is the only thing I ever order at an Irish Pub. They are soo delicious! Now I have to try to make these 🙂 Have a fun St Patrick’s Day!

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    • March 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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      Yeah. . .building up anticipation on Instagram worked!! High fives. In all seriousness, I’m glad you liked this little beauty. Funny thing is I haven’t been to an Irish Pub in ages even though I am surrounded by them here in Boston.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 10:17 am
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    Is there anything better than pub food on St. Patrick’s Day? These mini pot pies have me swooning, my friend! I can’t handle your flaky pastry! Thanks so much for organizing such a fun event!!

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    • March 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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      I completely agree Annie. Pub food is essential on Saint Patricks Day. Glad I could tempt you with some uber flaky pastry. 😉

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    • March 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm
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      Awww. . .thanks Karen. Sweet potatoes are my favorite so I need to find ways to always sneak them in. 😉

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  • March 10, 2017 at 11:03 am
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    You can totally tell from the pictures that the crust will melt in your mouth and flake off into beautiful pieces! That’s my favorite part of pot pies. I was super super curious what the orange stuff was when you posted to Instagram! Lol I kept guessing all these really strange things because it looked like frosting to me! I love how it’s sweet potato! So delicious!

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    • March 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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      Ha! Ha! Maybe the next creation should be a sweet pot pie with ingredients that look like they could work in a savory pot pie. What do you think Meg? 😉

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  • March 10, 2017 at 11:44 am
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    These little pies have me so hungry right now! They are adorable and I can imagine how flavorful they are too. Thanks so much for including me in today’s festivities! xo

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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      They may be teensy Tessa. . .but they sure are packed with tons of flavor. Glad you could bring a delicious creation to the party.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 11:46 am
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    Wow Lynn, these are outstanding. Really. I’m a sucker for anything in puff pastry but this has been taken up10 notches! Thanks for putting this together, too!

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:52 pm
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      Puff pastry is an instant show stopper, isn’t it Kevin? My pleasure coordinating such a delicious event.

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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      Awww. . .thanks a bunch Natasha. Such a huge compliment coming from you as your edible creations also get my hunger pangs revved up.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    Amazing! I love the emphasis on butter in the crust, looks delicious. And the Guinness Irish Beef Stew is solid on its own (must be hard to wait for it to cool off before assembling the pies, I would be all over it). Cheers!

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm
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      Not too hard to wait for the stew to cool off Milena. Ok. . .I might have stole a couple of bites. . .but that’s just between us. 😉

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  • March 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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    Bahahahahaha!!!! I TOTALLY remember those “kiss me, I’m Irish” buttons! And I certainly remember when boys had cooties! I thought boys had cooties until I was like 14… actually, it might have been until I was 20ish and met my husband. Kidding… I think? Anyways, these pot pies are so freggin’ cute, Lynn!!! Anything mini makes me swoon, but mini pot pies?! Staaaap it!! SO MUCH YUM! AND you added guiness?! I can’t even. I NEED like 700 of these mini pot pies, because my week has been hellish and all i wanna do is eat my feelings with Guinness Irish beef stew mini pot pies. YAHHHHSSS! Best.Plan.EVA! Pinned! Cheers, lovely!
    P.s. Thank you SOOO much for putting together this amazing group of bloggers and for including me! I am so so honored!!! XOXO

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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      Hey. . .I still think boys have cooties Cheyanne. As for these pot pies. . .well. . .I think you deserve 700. I’ll hop right into the kitchen and get started on it immediately. But I think I might need more muffin tins (oh. . .and a moose or two for assistance).

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  • March 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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    I do remember those buttons! These little pies are adorable and that beefy beer-y filling looks magically delicious! I’m totally in love with your photography too!

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  • March 10, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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    You mini pies turned out beautifully! That crust has me swooning… And yes, definitely remember the ‘Kiss me I’m Irish’ buttons…you poor thing worried about those nasty boys wanting to lip wrestle. 😉

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  • March 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm
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    I do remember those pins! Isn’t it funny how easily the floodgates can open based on one small memory?! Love it! And I love these mini pies! That crust, that crust, that crust! Thanks for organizing and including me in this wonderful group of bloggers, my friend! xo

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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      Memories are definitely powerful things. But boy oh boy. . .I sure do not miss those pins. Isn’t that crust heavenly? My pleasure including your delicious ice cream in the round-up. I just wish the weather would turn around and venture into hard core ice cream space.

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  • March 13, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    lol I remember when that line was very popular. It showed up everywhere! The pie crust looks so good. I can’t believe you made it from scratch. 🙂

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm
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      Glad I’m not the only one Giselle. The funny thing with pie crust is it is not that hard to make. . .you just need to practice rolling skills (which I am still working on btw). . .and be patient with the chilling process. But it was worth it because the flakiness was out-of-this world.

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  • March 13, 2017 at 10:58 am
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    These are so cute and equally delicious! Also, subscribing and can’t wait for more xo

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    • March 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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      Awww thanks Fatimah! Glad you liked them & I hope you like future Road to Honey creations.

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    • March 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm
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      Isn’t that crust amazing. It was incredibly flaky and while a bit time consuming. . .was relatively easy to make.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    OMG these look FANTASTIC. Your pictures are always so stunning…wish I had that talent. As for the food…I must give these a try. We love pot pies….and these are awesome!

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    • March 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm
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      Awww thanks Gloria. I’m glad you liked the photos. With time & practice you will grow your photography skills as well. You should have seen what my photos looked like in the beginning. . .no bueno. I had no idea what I was doing.

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  • March 17, 2017 at 9:17 am
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    Totally delicious looking and the pictures are stunning. I would love to be biting into one of those pies right now. Yes please!

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    • March 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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      I would love to have you biting into one of those pies Gillian. It’s just the Mr. and I so I always have way too much food around. Fortunately I live in a big building so that I can pass it out.

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  • March 17, 2017 at 10:04 am
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    Oh my god this looks so good. It is raining here today so this would be absolute perfection.

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  • March 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm
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    Holy comfort food! I just may be able to make it through the remainder of winter on this alone! Your photos are deliciously dreamy!

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  • March 17, 2017 at 7:12 pm
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    These little pot pies look incredible! I want to eat them all up! The stew itself sounds awesome, but man I am a sucker for a good pastry crust.

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  • March 18, 2017 at 5:54 am
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    Adding Guinness to the meat pies seems to be such a great idea. My husband would definitely enjoy it 🙂

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    • March 18, 2017 at 8:59 am
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      It definitely adds a little bit more dimension to the pies Margot. My husband also really enjoyed them.

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  • March 18, 2017 at 8:54 am
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    stunning pictures! can I know what camera and lens did you use for these shoot? love your work Lynn.

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    • March 18, 2017 at 9:03 am
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      Awww thanks for the compliments. I used a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 50 mm Canon lens. That said, you can achieve similar results with less expensive camera models. It just takes practice and manipulating the light to achieve the look that you want.

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  • March 18, 2017 at 10:08 am
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    These are so cute and the pastry oh my it looks so flaky and perfect. These are a very cute idea, I love the combo of Guinness and beef.

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  • March 19, 2017 at 11:55 pm
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    There is so much love in these mini pot pies–from the preparation to the photos. Beautifully done and no doubt worth every minute!

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  • March 20, 2017 at 9:14 am
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    Every year I tell my self I’m going to do mini pies for St. Paddy’s. And I never do it! Next year is the year!! I love your photo style, it’s inspiring!

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  • March 21, 2017 at 12:29 am
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    GORGEOUS PHOTOS! I feel like I can reach through my screen and touch your food! I think I saw this on pinterest and pinned it already but I’m pinning it again just in case I didn’t. They look AMAZING!

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  • March 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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    These mini pot pies are absolutely adorable! They’re also making me hungryy. Nice recipe!

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  • March 26, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    The crust to filling ratio on these babies is everything! The more crust, the better. It looks so flaky!

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