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Chicken Pot Pie that I can pass off as my own

Jane.T Dec 17, 2011 06:31 AM

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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    ylsf RE: Jane.T Dec 17, 2011 07:05 AM

    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. http://www.saucierfoods.com/index.html
    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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      torontofoodiegirl RE: ylsf Dec 20, 2011 06:07 PM

      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.

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        bytepusher RE: ylsf Dec 21, 2011 02:52 PM

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

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        Dean Tudor RE: Jane.T Dec 18, 2011 05:15 PM

        Summerhill Market - no question.

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          sbug206 RE: Dean Tudor Dec 18, 2011 05:43 PM

          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.

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            abigllama RE: Dean Tudor Dec 25, 2011 04:15 PM

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

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            1moreround RE: Jane.T Dec 18, 2011 06:43 PM

            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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              Flexitarian RE: 1moreround Dec 18, 2011 06:44 PM

              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. Charles Yu RE: Jane.T Dec 18, 2011 07:50 PM

              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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                abigllama RE: Charles Yu Dec 25, 2011 04:17 PM

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

              2. duckdown RE: Jane.T Dec 18, 2011 11:48 PM

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

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                  Charles Yu RE: duckdown Dec 19, 2011 03:42 PM

                  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.

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                    duckdown RE: Charles Yu Dec 23, 2011 11:25 AM

                    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

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                      fryerlover RE: duckdown Dec 24, 2011 07:43 AM

                      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.


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                        Herne RE: fryerlover Dec 26, 2011 05:31 PM

                        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.

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                          fryerlover RE: Herne Dec 28, 2011 06:15 AM

                          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.

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                  MeMeMe RE: Jane.T Dec 19, 2011 09:18 AM


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                    Arcadiaseeker RE: Jane.T Dec 21, 2011 08:03 AM

                    Summerhill market for sure. It tastes homemade.

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                      Flexitarian RE: Arcadiaseeker Dec 21, 2011 08:32 AM

                      For what they charge at Summerhill the should come to your home and serve it to you too.

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                        childofthestorm RE: Flexitarian Dec 24, 2011 03:25 AM

                        If the OP REALLY wanted to pass it off as her own then Summerhill would be the choice cuz you can bring in your own dish for them to cook it in. But I agree that it's not the best in town. I won't turn it down though, that's for sure.

                        I really love the Arcadian Court pot pie that's served at Bannock, I wonder if they'd freeze several for you if you called ahead?

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                          millygirl RE: Flexitarian Dec 24, 2011 09:05 AM

                          I can't recall the exact price at Summerhill but I think it's slightly under $30. It can easily feed 4 adults and is jam packed with beautiful large chunks of white meat and veg. This equates to less than $8 per person which I feel is a steal for the quality and convenience.

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                        iamafoodie RE: Jane.T Dec 27, 2011 02:05 PM

                        The Hot Oven in Bloor West Village and Cloverdale Mall used to make one of the all-time best classic Chicken Pot Pies. They were great and would custom make them in several sizes according to your needs. You could order them baked or unbaked. The sauce was made from the stock in cooking the chickens and there was only a flaky top crust. I haven't had one in a few years and they may have changed ownership since then. Thus it would be prudent to try a small one first.

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                          kfox203 RE: Jane.T Dec 27, 2011 10:35 PM

                          Leah's on St.Clair sells individual size pies

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