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Britains Best Boghall Butchers Apple Pie

Friday, 10th Mar 2017

The judges in the British Pie Awards this week have confirmed that Boghall Butchers make Britain`s best Apple Pie.

Paul and Christine Boyle who have shops in Bathgate and Broxburn in West Lothian entered products in the annual pie fest in Melton Mowbray and returned with a haul of one Championship, two golds, three silvers and a bronze.

Pies Glorious Pies

Known throughout Scotland as "the pie man", Paul Boyle was over the moon with what is now his ninth British title. Having previously picked up titles for in fish and vegetarian categories this 2017 title completes a canny list of achievements. He suggested that the slight tweak to his Apple Pie clearly did the trick:-

"We have won gold several times for our Apple Pie but felt we needed to do something different with the filling. We used a light brown sugar to give it a golden colour and the judges comments that were flashed up as the award was announced said:- "It was the pie filling that won it for this pie". Paul said he had no other changes and clearly struck the winning formula.

Full list of Scottish Craft Butcher winners at the British Pie Awards:-

Boghall Butchers, Bathgate and Broxburn
Champion: Bramley Apple Pie
Gold: Steak & Kidney Round
Gold: Chicken Balmoral Pie
Silver: Beef & Ale Round
Silver: Lamb Hotpot Pie
Silver: Mediterranean Pie
Bronze: Apple & Sultana Pasty

John Lawson Butchers, Uphall, Winchburgh & Broxburn
Champion: Shredded Lamb Ragu Pie (Pictured below left)
Silver: Scotch Beef & Amber Ale Pie
Silver: Beef & Shiraz Pie
Silver: Chicken Bacon & Blue Cheese Jalousie Pie

A&I Quality Butchers, Culloden & Inverness
Bronze: Chicken Pie
Bronze: Hand held Steak Pie
Bronze: Scotch Pie

Fleming Butchers, Arbroath
Silver: Steak Bridie

Gordon R Brown, Netherlee, Glasgow
Silver: Pork and Chorizo Pie

Kenneth Allan Butchers t/a HW Irvine, Blairgowrie
Silver: Seasonal Game Pie

Scott Brothers, Dundee & Broughty Ferry
Bronze: Venison & Cranberry Pie

“The British Pie Awards is a celebration of the British Pie, recognising the craft and skills of those that produce them whilst promoting British produce and our regional specialities”

The British Pie Awards have become an institution for pastry-connoisseurs country-wide. The annual event sees hundreds of pie-makers gather for a celebration and competition of this British culinary favourite. Held each year in Melton Mowbray, a selection of the most knowledgeable figures in the industry on-hand preside over the day’s proceedings.

Scottish judges included Graeme Sharp from QMS and Douglas Scott from Scottish Craft Butchers.

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