We create our handcrafted pies with both traditional and gourmet recipes. What do they all have in common? Other than all being 100% awesome - they have a flaky puff pastry top and a shortcrust bottom, which graciously holds the filling in. Hold your pie in one hand and eat on the go!
Your true-blue Aussie
Meat Pie experience awaits!
After 6 long years of deprivation from anything close to an Australian meat pie (a staple of every Aussie’s diet), it became clear to Ryan that the only way to solve his problem was to start creating his own! (spoiler: he’s now known as the 'Pie Lord')
The revelation of creating Aussie Meat Pies in Canada happened on a crisp winter's day on his way up the chair lift at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC. He noticed a perogies concession at the bottom of the run and thought, "Why aren’t there any meat pies here?"
Four years later, he developed the base for the Real Deal Australian Meat Pies after perfecting his Australian-born recipe. This developed into true-blue Aussie Meat Pies in Canada, as good as, if not better than, what he found in Australia.
Real Deal Pies are packed with heaps of filling. For example, our steak cheese and bacon pies overflow with tender cubes of steak and rich gravy, riddled with bacon and oozing with hot, melting cheese.
You may ask - what makes them Australian?
We’re glad you asked! Our pies don’t contain space-taking veggies like potatoes, peas or carrots (except for our very Canadian Chicken Pot Pie!). They are brimming with tasty fillings and a rich gravy that doesn’t run. Surrounded by shortcrust on the bottom and topped with flaky puff pastry on the top - they are the pinnacle of eat-on-the-go foods!
Q: What best describes an "Australian" meat pie?
A: A handheld, savoury meat-filled pie that you eat on the go!
Q: What characteristics make them ‘Aussie’?
A: Many things make them categorically Aussie:
a perfectly cooked shortcrust pastry base
a flaky puff pastry top that provides a soft bite
rich, thick gravy that stays in the pie (no mess!) thanks to the unique two-dough design
you can eat it on-the-go - no utensils required
they don’t contain peas or carrots (except for our very Canadian Chicken Pot Pie!)
our handheld, delicious savoury recipes are created by an Australian expat
Q: Are they more than just a good-sized, portable snack?
A: You bet they are; throw one on a plate with a side or two for a quick 'n easy ‘Real Deal Meal’
Q: With or without tomato sauce? (we say Ketchup in Canada)
A: For a ‘balanced’ meal, enjoy one of each! ;)
Q: How do I eat this?
A: One hand or two, same as a burger or sandwich!
Q: Reheating instructions?
A: Official OVEN instructions:
Remove packaging. Place the pie on a baking sheet. If frozen, reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 25 to 30 minutes. If thawed, reheat in an oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15 to 20 minutes. Heating times and temperatures may vary with ovens.
Official AIR FRYER instructions:
Remove packaging. Place the pie on a baking sheet. If frozen, reheat in an air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 28 to 30 minutes. If thawed, reheat in an air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 14 to 15 minutes. Heating times and temperatures may vary with air fryers.
Unofficial ‘quickie’ instructions:
In a hurry? Remove Packaging. Set the oven to 400°F, and soften the pie up in the microwave. Finish off in the oven for 10 – 12 minutes. Your meat pie will be hot and crisp in 15 minutes or less!
Q: Do people like them?
A: Click the logo below to hear what the team at the station think of Real Deal pies!
Q: Do you take wholesale/foodservice orders?
A: Yes! Contact us for details!
Where to find pies in-store?
What are people saying?
“Just had to drop you a line and say I tried the pies that I bought from you at the Kelowna Farmers Market this morning and I think they are just like the ones I grew up with (30+ years ago) in Australia!! The pastry is perfect and so is the consistency and flavour of the ground beef/gravy. So wonderful to know I can get my meat pie fix in Canada now! Thank you so much for making authentic Aussie pies…”
“I'm South African and we also LOVE our pies! This is REALLY amazing! Thank you so much!”
“As an aussie expat, i have struggled to find a 'proper' pie. I found it through you guys."
“OMG..I am Australian..lived in Canada for 29 years. Got to try a Pepper Steak pie today. It was AMAZING!!!”
“Had my first taste today. So good! I want to go back for a whole case now!”