Fathers Day Pie…with shortcuts!!!

The way to a Daddy’s heart is through his belly

If you’ve left it too late to do a personalised pressie for Fathers Day on Sunday fear not my friends, you can make him a personalised Fathers day pie!!!!

What’s not to love?

This recipe has lots of shortcuts too and a kitchen hack to reduce the amount of washing up. Brucey Bonus!!!

You could make this Fathers day pie for Daddy, your own dad or anyone else who has been a fatherly figure in your life. In fact, as this pie can be enjoyed by anyone from 6 months plus, everyone can get involved.


As we know, we’re BUSY people us Mummies so I’ve thought of all the ways we can speed this up, including cooking the whole thing in one dish, from hob to oven.

You’d also be amazed at all the things you can buy frozen nowadays, so if you want to save time and tears (over cutting onions) you can buy pre-cut onions and even mushrooms.

I don’t think I know a single person who makes their own puff pastry (hats off to you if you’re one of those that do) but we went for pre-rolled, pre-made puff pastry so we’re just shaving time off this cooking game.

Now, you might not be like me but I really don’t like touching raw chicken, so that pre-cut up chicken is a life saver as well as a time saver.

With out any further ado here’s the

RECIPE for a Fathers Day Pie


  • 400g Diced Chicken Breast
  • 1 Chopped Onion (you can go frozen to save time and tears)
  • 8 Sliced Mushrooms (again you can go frozen or pre sliced to save time)
  • 1 Crushed Garlic Clove
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • Pre-Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 400ml Chicken or Veg Stock (low salt for the littles)
  • 2 Tbl Double Cream
  • 1 Tbl Plain flour
  • 1 Tsp Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper (you can skip the salt if it’s for the littles)
  • Egg for egg wash (optional)


  • In a tin or ceramic dish heat a little oil
  • Add the diced chicken and move around until it’s white around the edges
  • Add the garlic, salt, pepper and thyme
  • Chuck in the onions followed by the mushrooms and fry off for a few minutes
  • Pour in the stock and double cream
  • Sprinkle in the flour, stir and leave to bubble for a couple of minutes while you prepare the pastry
  • Cut the pastry to the size of the tin and cut out the ‘Dad / Daddy’ lettering with the remainder.
  • Lay the pastry over the tin and add the lettering
  • You can give it an egg wash for added shine if you fancy it
  • Pop it in the oven until it’s brown, approximately 30mins



Use the left over puff pastry for pinwheels! find the recipe here…



Have a wonderful day on Sunday. Don’t let them get away with too much but I hope the Daddy Weaners enjoy their special day, haha.

….and don’t forget to let us know how the Fathers day pie went down.

Happy Weaning Weaners!