I Can’t Stop Thinking About These Pies

RJ and I can’t stop obsessing over these pies. Last week, I went to Mercato Centrale and I was given the opportunity to sample two of Tina Raines’ pies: Frozen Lemon and Herb Meringue Pie and Beef and San Miguel Light Savoury Pie and since then RJ and I can’t stop thinking about these pies. 

Right after I introduced myself to Tina, we bonded immediately since she shared to me that she also used to be in advertising. Advertising can get pretty crazy so it was nice to see another survivor from the industry. Haha. :) 

She later revealed that her love for pies began when she and her husband lived in Australia. Unlike in the Philippines, it’s so normal to eat pies any time of the day there. So when they came back to the country, she felt frustrated when she couldn’t find any meat pies with a good crust. Thus she decided to make and sell her own savoury pies and frozen meringue pies. 

Tina was obviously very cautious about serving her pies at the right temperature as she instructed me to eat the Frozen Lemon and Herb Meringue Pie right away. Of course I couldn’t say no to a good pie so I was more than willing to eat it right away. I think I was too obedient that I finished it in under 5 minutes. :P

Of course I shared a few bites with my sister and with RJ. Right after my sister tasted it, she rushed off to Tina’s Pie Outlet to try their other pies. She’s an instant Tina’s Pie convert. :)

I loved how strong the citrus and herby taste of this cold pie that finishes off with a creamy frothy meringue. I fell in love with it even more when I found out that she uses homemade ice cream for this pie. After enjoying it so much, I thought that I wouldn’t be able to find a better pie than this. 

But just an hour later when I got home, I found myself happily mistaken as I unraveled the other pie that Tina handed to me, her Beef and San Miguel Light Savoury Pie. Yes, Beef and SAN MIGUEL LIGHT pie! I know!

It smelled so delicious that while we were on the way home, RJ and I cannot stop sniffing this pie. Yuuum! The moment we reached the dining table, we quickly unwrapped the pie from its paper packaging. We were simply stunned at how glorious it looked in its bright, sunny puff pastry crust. 

RJ was ready to dive the knife into it before I exclaimed, “Wait, let’s take a picture of it first!” A glowing pie like this deserves some photo op! As soon as I was done taking its picture, we happily sat back and exchanged satisfied smiles with each other as we savoured this savoury pie. 

Like my sister, we’re Tina’s Pie converts now and we simply can’t stop dreaming about these pies, most especially that Beef & San Miguel Light Savoury Pie. Our only problem now is bringing this pie to Mindanao with RJ for Christmas. We’re still wrapping our heads around that happy problem. :)

More Info on Tina’s Pie Outlet
Email: savourypies@gmail.com
Contact Number: 0917-5410925 & 0917-8310925

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  • Andnowlights

    Those pies look AMAZING!!! Seriously, what I would give for one of those pies right now. Sorry I haven't commented in a while! I've read every single post though :)

  • Will

    Wow! What's inside the pie ulit?

  • Smarla

    Hi Will, it's beef and san miguel light :D panalo swear

  • Smarla

    Hi! :) it's okay, me too i haven't commented on your posts lately.

    thank you so much for reading every post :D

  • chef_d

    Yum I have to try this! *drool*

  • dashashash

    That beef and San Mig Light pie looks glorious!!! :)

    I've first sampled Tina's Pies in UTT3.0. Francis & I adored their Australian beef & mushroom and the potatoes & bacon pies. In UTT4.0, we got to try naman her frozen meringue pies. Haven't tried the lemon & herb but the strawberries & chocolates chips was heavenly. mapapamura ka sa sarap!

  • Dani

    I LOVE MEAT PIES. Here in the Phils, a more available alternative would be the empanada, right? Haha. In the fast food category, I'm in love with Jollibee's Tuna Pie. =)

    Anyway, meron ba silang may chicken stuffing? Cause I love chicken pies. =)

  • cafémobility

    super yummy. i wish they have a shop that i can frequent to. :)

  • Jayvie

    aha! pwedeng pwede pangpulutan!

    hahaha. while reading this post, i just finished eating turon and pancit, but this made me hungry again! kung tulad mo lang ako na hindi tumataba eh! amp! hihi.

  • cafémobility

    oo nga, how could you. how have you evolved to be a foodie but no body frame trade off, not even an inch of expansion from your waistline. :)

  • Smarla

    Hi Dahlia,

    Yes swear, im even willing to watch over your stall for a few minutes just so you can drop by tina's pie outlet :)

  • Smarla

    Hey Dash! :)

    Yes super mapapamura ka sa sarap!! panalo talaga yung pies niya, i want to try their other flavors :) suki ka talaga ng UTT, sayang di ka pumunta this year para nagkita tayo :)

  • Smarla

    Hi Dani!

    Yeah sa phil, wala halos pies, empanadas lang but they're different. iba crust nila kung magandang pie talaga ah.

    yes they have chicken pies :D they have chicken and bacon, chicken cordon bleu and chicken and veggies :)

  • Smarla

    Hi John Ray

    I agree, i wish they have a shop!! for the mean time, mercato centrale na parati for these pies :)

  • Smarla

    Hey jayvie,

    payat ka kaya, tigilan mo nga ako :P

  • Smarla

    Hi John Ray,

    hahaha ang bilis ko ata maburn from all the commuting! :P at pag nagpupuyat ako from writing the blog entries.

  • AVA T.

    Her food looks so good!:) I haven't tried tina's yet :) but by the looks of the photo..YUM!!

  • Smarla

    hi ava! if you can, drop by mercato central on sunday mornings :) super sarap :)

  • Smarla

    Hi Gela, they actually have lemon and herb, strawberries and chocolate chips, mangoes and macadamia nut meringue pies :)

  • Badet

    Why are those weekend markets so far away from a foodie like me. =( I've read about Tina's pies on Lori's blog (dessertcomesfirst) but since I have no way of getting it, Conti's pies will suffice.

  • krizza

    Wow…those pies really look so yummy! Do they accept orders outside Metro Manila? My first time here..Great blog! Have a nice day!

    Krizza

    krizza-lifestipsandtricks.blogspot.com

  • Smarla

    Hi Badet, maybe there are small Church-based weekend markets in your area or village sponsored markets esp this Christmas season :D

  • Smarla

    Hi Krizza, I'm actually not sure :) Maybe you can ask Tina? Here's her contact details:

    Email: savourypies@gmail.com
    Contact Number: 0917-5410925 & 0917-8310925

  • Robbie

    Beef and San Miguel Light????

    Okay, this I gotta try. Hahahaha.

  • Smarla

    Diba panalo? :D super bango pa kasi amoy na amoy yung beer!

  • Artemis Clover: The real L.A. love story.

    lemon and herb is like a dream come true. i love key lime pie so i am sure this is similar. and meat pies are my fav. yum!!

  • Smarla

    Hey Artemis! :)

    I haven't tried key lime pie but I'm sure it tastes delicious as well.

    Me too, I love meat pies! Yum yum yum!