The BEST pie in Aotearoa revealed!

Publish Date
Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 1:23PM

A great pie? Say less.

To make your pie experience even better, you want to tuck into the tastiest pie out there & last night's 25th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Award found out just that.

Bay of Plenty baker Patrick Lam, of Patrick’s Pies Gold Star Bakery, has reigned supreme again as a champion piemaker (for the eighth time) - but this year with something a bit different- a Roast Duck, Onion & Mushroom creation.

Tauranga baker Pat Lam shares his secret to making New Zealand's best pie. Photo / File

NZ Bakels managing director, Brent Kersel said each time Lam had won there had been different judges.

“It just goes to show that if you present a stunning pie that ticks all the boxes and outshines every other pie, the judges are going to choose it.

Patrick Lam’s 2023 Supreme Pie Award winners:

Gourmet Meat - Roast Duck, Onion and Mushrooms - SUPREME/GOLD AWARD

Vegetarian - Stir Fry Vegetables - GOLD AWARD

Chicken and Vegetable - GOLD AWARD

Steak and Gravy - SILVER AWARD

Pat Lam’s supreme winning pies:

2019 - Mince and cheese

2018 - Roast pork, mushroom and cheese

2016 - Bacon and egg

2010 - Bacon and egg

2009 - Creamy bacon, mushroom and cheese

2004 - Mince and cheese

2003 - Mince and cheese

What flavour tickles your fancy?


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