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PIRATES!!

Pirate pie is a savory dinner pastry shaped to look like a pirate ship. This pie recipe can be adapted for a sweet dessert pie, like this apple pie-rate done like a pirate ship which I based my design from. Instead of a sweet pie, I wanted a hearty meat pie, and I thought it was an easy trick to complete the pirate scene and have a gravy sea, and a mashed potato island complete with golden treasure.

Making pirate pie isn't much different than making regular meat pies. A small baking loaf tins is bent to be the boat hull, and parchment paper is used to line the pan and allow easy removal. The small baking loaf tins were in a pack of 5 for $1, and parchment paper was 6 - A1 [8.5"x11"] sheets for $1.99.

This is an easy and fun twist on your classic meat pie recipe.
Ready to walk the plank, ye scurvy land lubber?
 
 
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Step 1: Bend loaf pan into hull

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Pinch the midpoint of one of the shorter edges and bow outwards. This will be the bow (front) of our boat.

Turn the boat over and work the underside of the bow, removing the rounded rectangular profile with a hydrodynamic shape of a privateer schooner.

I found that placing my thumb in the bottom of the hull I could form a uniform curve under each side of the bow.

Refine shape as desired.
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annabenson68 months ago
Awesome and good
joseqtb10 months ago
yum, pie-rate
amazing!
andrea biffi11 months ago
uah uah uah! :-D
cdell111 months ago
Vote for you sorry
cdell111 months ago
You should enter this in the Play with your food contest I would boy for you!
Raphango11 months ago
Awesome yummy!
Gotta get some handkerchief.. =)~~
Very creative! Congrats!
AJMansfield11 months ago
What about the gravy? Surely this doesn't end here!
mattwandcow11 months ago
Made some! No pictures yet, as my first try at these was not photo worthy. But awesome concept and I'll be working on turning an even keel for more seaworthy vesseal

yar!
solobo11 months ago
Very cool!
How do you do the thing where the pictures cycle through like that (in step 1)? That's pretty neat.
It is an "Animated GIF", a special GIF image that contains several images, and cycles through them when viewed with suitable software.  

Can anyone recommend some free software for making them please ?
mikeasaurus (author)  ElectroFrank11 months ago
solobo mikeasaurus11 months ago
Perfect, thank you!
ah, ok, thanks!
Blueloop11 months ago
We made an entire armada of them for our hungry children
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mikeasaurus (author)  Blueloop11 months ago
Those look great, I bet your little pirates enjoyed them!
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depotdevoid11 months ago
This is totally awesome! I would make this for my family, but for some insane reason they don't like pie crust. I believe they may be alien spies.
mikeasaurus (author)  depotdevoid11 months ago
Definitely alien spies.
JennaFair11 months ago
So much win. Thank you for the great tutorial!!
Myrdydd11 months ago
Brilliant! I so want to do this now..
nachopete11 months ago
That look deliciously cool! What is the treasure chest made out of?
capricorn11 months ago
This is so awesome that words fail me.

I will totally make this next year for our pastafarian meeting. Thank you for sharing mate :)
Horef11 months ago
your pie-rite is amazing!
ladylissa11 months ago
This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Boba Jett11 months ago
Cool!!! deceptively simple yet eligant. Winner !!!!!!
julievojo11 months ago
Awesome idea. My grand kids will love this.
Eddy Radar11 months ago
How FABulous! I wish I still had kids at home!
make a few freeze'm or not

donate to a food pantry, make sure you give'm printed instructions with every ship on how to reheat!
hhmmmmmmm looks tastey
spark master11 months ago
Makes you want to combine Pie Day 3-14 with talk like a pirate day!!!

make a nice fish chowda or fish pot pie to fill it!!!!

nice'n'tasty

ciao
MrsCarmichael11 months ago
Love this pierate ship
bakunin11 months ago
They said I was mad, in culinary school. MAD!!!
ElGaullus11 months ago
My son will love this. Dessert will be those foil wrapped chocolate coins
sabu.dawdy11 months ago
aww cuteee
ChrysN11 months ago
That is so clever, your treasure chest is really cute too.
artfulann11 months ago
Makes me want to make a pie-rite' now!
nerfrocketeer11 months ago
alright this is great!
M.C. Langer11 months ago
Awesome!!!
foobear11 months ago
A h-arrrr-ty meal indeed
jessyratfink11 months ago
Mike!!!!! This is so perfect. It's like the Epic Meal Time boat but something I would actually eat. :D

It looks so good!
j0lt11 months ago
This looks amazing. Gotta try it
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