Classes

There are 23 classes

For the purpose of these Awards

‘A pie is deemed to be a filling wholly encased in pastry and baked’

Note: Entries which do not comply (open lattice topped, fruit topped, potato topped, samosas or any fried products etc.) will NOT be submitted for judging.

Classes 1-4 Cold Eating and no weight restrictions except for Class 1 MMPP

Classes 5–23 Hot Eating and 600g weight restriction except for Class 18 Pasty

 

1. Melton Mowbray Pork Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD

Description: Entries for this class must comply with the recognised European specification (PGI) for an authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie of which details are available at www.mmppa.co.uk

Entry: 2 x 454g (1lb) Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, as defined above, to be judged as a pair (Note 1)

 

2. Pork Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any size. Pies may be baked in tins, hoops or free standing. Only pork meat (cured or uncured) may be used in the filling, which must be British pork.

 

3. Pork and Other Meat – to be eaten and judged COLD

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and size.

 

4. Cold-Eating Savoury Pie – to be eaten and judged COLD

Description: A cold pie containing meat.  An open class, for all to enter.  Entries may be any shape or size.

 

5. Steak and Kidney Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

6. Beef & Any Flavour Combination Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

7. Beef & Ale Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

8. Beef & Cheese Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

9. Meat & Potato Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

10. Lamb Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

11. Chicken Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

12. Chicken & Vegetable / Herb Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

13. Chicken With Other Meat Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

14. Speciality Meat & Game Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Speciality meats include Venison, Bison, Rabbit etc. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

15. Fish Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

16. Vegetarian Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter.  Entries must be totally vegetarian. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g. (Note 2)

 

17. Vegan Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter.  Entries must be totally vegan. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g. (Note 3)

 

18. Pasty – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape or size. For the purpose of these Awards a pasty is a single piece of pastry folded over and sealed along its edges to contain either savoury or sweet ingredients (occasionally both) and then baked.

Cornish Pasty entries for this class must comply with the recognised European specification (PGI) for a genuine Cornish Pasty of which details are available at www.cornishpastyassociation.com  (Note 1)

Entry: 1 x Pasty. No weight restriction. Can be crimped by hand or by machine.

 

19. Dessert Pie (including Bramley Apple Pie) – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: An open class, for all to enter. Entries may be any shape or size and may weight up to 600g.

Bramley Apple Pie: If entering a pie for this class as a Bramley Apple Pie then the filling must comply with the European Specification (TSG) for the Traditional Bramley Apple Pie Filling. Details of which can be found if you click here  (Note 4)

Bramley Apple Filling

 

20. Pub Pie – a pie commercially sold in pubs- to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: A class open to Pubs and/or their suppliers whose entries are commercially sold at their Pubs. The name of only one Pub must accompany each entry. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

21. Sports Pie – a pie commercially sold at sports clubs – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: A class open to Sports Clubs and/or their suppliers whose entries are commercially sold at their Clubs. The name of only one Club must accompany each entry. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

22. Fish & Chip Shop Pie  – a pie commercially sold in fish & chip shops- to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: A class open to Fish & Chip Shops and/or their suppliers whose entries are commercially sold at these Shops. The name of only one Shop must accompany each entry. Entries may be any shape and may weigh up to 600g.

 

23. ‘Free From’ Pie – to be eaten and judged HOT

Description: A Class open to all. A savoury or sweet pie, hot or cold eating, fully encased in pastry, of any shape, but not weighing more than 600g.  The pie must be legally classified as GLUTEN FREE or VERY LOW GLUTEN, so both the pastry and filling must therefore be GLUTEN FREE or VERY LOW GLUTEN. In compliance with EC labelling standards (EC No. 41/2009) all pies entered in this Class must contain less than 100ppm Gluten. The Organisers reserve the right to request evidence of compliance. (Note 5)

 

Please Note:

All entries must be received ready baked and chilled to <8°C

In an effort to reduce unnecessary waste & cost to Entrants only ONE Pie per Entry (except for Class 1 which calls for TWO Pies per Entry as the Pies are judged as a pair); and,

  1. All Entries entered into Class 1 (Melton Mowbray Pork Pie) must comply with the current PGI regulations and likewise for Cornish Pasties entered into Class 18 (Pasty Class)
  2. All Entries entered into Class 16 (Vegetarian Pie Class) must be 100% Vegetarian. For details of what ingredients are Vegetarian please visit vegsoc.org/veggieaware
  3. All Entries entered into Class 17 (Vegan Pie Class) must be 100% Vegan. For details of what ingredients are Vegan please visit vegansociety.com
  4. All Bramley Apple Pies entered into Class 19 (Dessert Pie Class) must comply with the Traditional Speciality Guaranteed regulations
  5. All Entries entered into Class 23 (Free From) in compliance with EC labelling standards (EC No. 41/2009) must contain less than 100ppm Gluten. The Organisers reserve the right to request evidence of compliance.