M&S Turkey Christmas pie

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Layered Christmas Turkey Pie

Wrights Food Group has unveiled its largest listing with M&S comprising year-round specials as well as seasonal items such as a British Beef Bourguignon & Dauphinoise Pie.

The manufacturer has also revealed a new Christmas addition to M&S’ in-store bakeries in the form of a Panettonut – a panettone-inspired doughnut. The hybrid treat builds on the success of the retailer’s yum yum/doughnut hybrid called Yumnuts which were first introduced in 2020.

The pie line-up comprises:

  • Chicken, Ham Hock & Leek Pie (frozen) – This pie features British chicken, shredded ham hock and sliced leeks in a creamy white wine sauce, in puff pastry and topped with breadcrumbs and herbs. It’s available year-round
  • Three Cheese & Potato Pie (frozen) – Thinly sliced potatoes are layered with mature cheddar, mozzarella & Regato sauce in puff pastry topped with breadcrumbs and herbs. It’s available year round
  • Layered Christmas Turkey Pie (frozen) – This Christmas limited-edition pie sees turkey, layered with cranberry sauce, pork, leek & sage stuffing, and a turkey gravy encased in puff pastry
  • British Beef Bourguignon & Dauphinoise Pie (frozen) – A winter special as part of M&S’ Collection range, this pie is filled with slow cooked beef in a red wine & mushroom sauce encased in all butter puff pastry and topped with creamy, garlicky potatoes
  • Ratatouille Galette – an all butter, puff pastry open pie topped with vegetables.

“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Wrights Food Group to bring customers an even bigger selection of high-quality, convenient comfort foods this winter,” said M&S frozen food buyer Pippa Masters.

“We’ve seen a growing demand for luxury dinner centrepieces that can be easily cooked from frozen as customers continue to prioritise easy at-home entertaining, and these indulgent mains really do make it as easy as pie to host friends and family at short notice.”

A Beef Bourguignon and Chicken, Ham Hock & Leek pie on slate

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The Beef Bourguignon and Chicken, Ham Hock & Leek pies

Wrights Food Group commercial director Helen Bowyer added that the company expands its lines with M&S every year and are “creating more and more specialist and indulgent items - particularly for the celebratory Christmas season”.

The firm’s £30million manufacturing facility in Crewe produces more than three million savoury products per week including gastro pub pies and ready meals for the retail and hospitality sector. It also has an extensive vegan range including a Vegan Peppered Steak Slice and Vegan Sausage Roll, which complements its wider savoury range.

The business was bought by The Compleat Food Group, formed of Addo Food Group and Winterbotham Derby, in late 2021.