Holland’s Pies has teamed up with two experts to create a series of recipes for incorporating chocolate into pies.

The pie company collaborated with TV chef and pie expert Tom Bridge and master chocolatier at Choc Amor, Paul Williams, to come up with three Easter pies.

The recipes include Lamb and Potato Ragu Pie with Dark Chocolate; Butlers Blacksticks Blue Cheese and Onion Pie with Milk Chocolate; and Chicken and Mushroom Pie with White Chocolate, Garlic, Coffee and a hint of Chilli.

Pie professional and award-winning chef Bridge commented: “This Lancashire collaboration has been a great experience. Using my knowledge of pies with Paul’s chocolate skills, we have created a real treat for Holland’s fans to bake over the Easter period.”

Chocolatier Williams said: “My passion for food and creative cooking have had a huge influence on the chocolate I create and sell. This project has allowed me to marry my passion and expertise with Tom’s passion for pies to create some really unique recipes. Using chocolate can result in flavours that sound wrong but, once tasted, are so right.”

Choc Amor is a chocolate company based in Lancashire. It manufactures retail and wholesale Belgian chocolate. All chocolate is made on-site at the company’s tea rooms, The Chocolate Rooms in Tarleton, Lancashire.