How are you celebrating National Pie Day? [Recipe]

Get cooking now to celebrate National Pie Day on the 23rd of January! 

Who doesn’t love a good pie and if it’s not only delicious but a healthier option, there’s no reason for us to not tuck in!

We’ve picked a great recipe with butternut, mushrooms and nuts to put a gourmet spin on the standard comfort pies you usually find in the shops. With different textures, and flavours as well as healthy ingredients, you’ll be experimenting with many more pie fillings for months to come.

Moroccan Butternut, Mushroom & Nut Phyllo Pot Pies

Serves 4 – 6


  • 10ml olive oil
  • 15ml butter
  • 150g button or portabellini mushrooms, quartered
  • 100g baby mushrooms
  • 5ml paprika
  • 5ml ground cumin
  • salt and milled black pepper
  • 500g roasted butternut, cubed
  • 125g feta cheese
  • 45ml dukkah
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted and crumbled
  • 45ml fresh coriander, chopped

Phyllo Pot Pies

  • 45ml olive oil
  • 6 sheets phyllo pastry, trimmed into large squares
  • 30ml white sesame seeds

To Serve:

  • fresh coriander leaves


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a pan and fry the mushrooms and button mushrooms for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the paprika and ground cumin and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Gently combine and set aside.

Phyllo Pot Pies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°
  2. Brush the sheets of phyllo pastry lightly with olive oil and arrange on top of each other in an overlapping stack.
  3. Place the cooled filling in the centre of the pastry and enclose the filling in the pastry.
  4. Brush the top with olive oil and scatter the sesame seeds over the top.
  5. Transfer the pie to a baking sheet and bake for 20 – 30 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

You can find many more delicious recipes on the SAMFA website!


Written by Marvin

Founder of many things but FoodBlogJHB FoodBlogCT, FoodBlogDBN being my biggest project to date. UCT marketing graduate, Star Wars geek and Arsenal & Dortmund supporter. That's me!

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