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Savoring meat pies: Sweet versions are lovely, but meat-filled pastries win our hearts and stomachs

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Fruit pies, cream pies, cute little tarts. Love ‘em all.

But one does not live by sweets alone.

We love savory pies too. Hand pies like empanadas and pasties. Phyllo pies filled with spinach. Flaky crusted pies packed with meats or vegetables or seafood. Cornmeal-crusted chili pies and shepherd’s pies with mashed potatoes handling top-crust duties.

It’s not surprising that pies — savory or sweet — resonate with us.

“It’s often the nostalgia and comforting thoughts they conjure up that…

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