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Dec 17, 2011 06:31 AM

Chicken Pot Pie that I can pass off as my own

I'm looking for a frozen pot pies that I can pass off as my own.( No, not really). But they have to be good. I'd prefer something from a Toronto bakery, without preservatives. The one I tasted at Costco was delicious, but I understand it's wildly caloric and full of salt. Any ideas. I'm hosting Sunday dinner and I don't feel like cooking. Ho ho ho.

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  1. i had a steak/stilton blue cheese pot pie from Cumbrae's on Church and it was was awesome. I imagine if they have a chicken one it would be great too but it is expensive at around $9 for a single portion. I can't recall if they have larger ones but worth a phone call at least.

    I have also enjoyed all of the pot pies from Saucier that I have tried.
    I bought mine from Whole Foods a few times but they have a list of other retailers online. I think the large one is around $22

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    1. re: ylsf

      I concur re Cumbrae's. The chicken pie is fantastic. I'm not crazy about the chicken with bacon though...the bacon kind of overpowers the other flavours.

      Love Summerhill, but not so much their chicken pie. A bit gloppy.

      1. re: ylsf

        I just heard yesterday that Saucier has suspended their operations, hopefully temporarily.

      2. Summerhill Market - no question.

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        1. re: Dean Tudor

          Not for chicken. Too dry and not much veg. Just chunks of breast meat. I think a pie should have a good ratio of meat, veg and gravy.

          1. re: Dean Tudor

            Summerhill is my favourite as well. I prefer it to the Cumbrae's version.

          2. Pasta Pantry on Yonge, N of Davisville has many great frozen home made entree's including a chicken pie that is much better than Costco, IMHO. I thought Costco's very way over-salted. Also try Pasta Pantry's amazing sheppard pie. They put truffle oil in the potatoe!

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            1. re: 1moreround

              I think she already had the dinner but good to know. I just wanna know whether she passed those pies off as her own!

            2. The ones at most Longo's prepared food section was very, very good. Lovely sauce and lots of fillings.
              I also bought one from All-the-Best fine food on Yonge recently, which was very delicious. However, I found them a bit too expensive! $8.50 for a small 4 inch one!!

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              1. re: Charles Yu

                I'm pretty sure the pies that Longo's sells are from Summerhill.

              2. Had a great chicken pot pie from Costco recently, believe it or not

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                1. re: duckdown

                  duckdown, concur with you but also concur with 1moreround about the pie being very salty. However great with mashed potatoes to tone down the saltiness.

                  1. re: Charles Yu

                    Hmmm, I didn't find mine overly salty. But I would think it varies from store to store, or even from whoever makes it at the time.. I was pleased with the product

                    1. re: duckdown

                      I don't shop at Costco, so not sure how their operation works or if anything varies from location to location, however the Toronto Star had a "The Dish" article on the Costco Chicken pot pie a few months back. They found in a quarter piece of pie there was 1,170 mg of sodium which is 80 per cent of what your body needs in a day. Wow.


                      1. re: fryerlover

                        Maybe the salt is why it tastes so good. The pie is close to a foot in diameter so I would guess one slice is about 580 mg of sodium which isn't too bad as long as you add no more salt.

                        1. re: Herne

                          haha.......probably. Salt can make most things taste good. I would still consider that high for sodium content. I rarely eat processed foods anymore and don't use salt when cooking so a bit taste like a lot to me.