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British Pie Week is here celebrating everything to do with the humble pastry dish.
Pie is an all-round crowd pleaser and is the very definition of comfort food. It’s also an incredibly versatile option – with sweet, savoury, meaty, vegan, gluten-free varieties and more.
We know that Brits love pie, but new data has shed light on the ones they turn to the most often.
The UK’s most Googled pie recipes have been revealed and, when it comes to savoury options, it looks like two meaty favourites come out on top.
Cottage pie takes first place as the pie most Brits want to make at home, with 505,900 monthly searches – this is followed closely by shepherd’s pie with 501,400.
For those not clued up, cottage pie is made with beef whereas shepherd’s pie uses lamb.
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In third place is fish pie, with 307,800 monthly searches. The dish is typically made with a mixture of fish at the bottom in a creamy white sauce and is topped with mashed potato – so it’s easy to see why it would be a family favourite.
Interestingly, only three veggie pies made it into the top ten – mushroom pie claimed fifth position, followed by vegetable pot, sweet potato and tomato pie in eight, ninth and tenth place, respectively.
Most Googled savoury pies and monthly search volume, according to OnBuy:
Cottage pie – 505,900
Shepherd’s pie – 501,400
Fish pie – 307,800
Meat pie – 191,500
Mushroom pie – 146,600
Chicken pot pie – 135,500
Pork pie – 51,100
Vegetable pot pie – 41,200
Sweet potato pie – 18,200
Tomato pie – 1,200
The research, carried out by OnBuy, also looked at keyword variations to find the most popular sweet pies.
When it comes to desserts, it’s hardly a surprise that apple pie comes in first place as the most Googled recipe, with 229,600 monthly searches.
Most Googled sweet pies and monthly search volume, according to OnBuy:
Apple pie – 229,600
Banoffee pie –150,900
Lemon meringue pie – 146,500
Pumpkin pie – 115,400
Key lime pie – 90,300
Pecan pie – 41,100
Cherry pie – 35,500
Blueberry pie – 17,500
Chocolate pie – 16,900
Buttermilk pie – 3,500
Banoffee pie is the nation’s second favourite followed by lemon meringue in third.
And there’s definitely a fruity theme with the results, as 79% of the searches for sweet pie recipes include fruit fillings.
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