One of Britain’s favourite savoury pies is chicken pie- small pieces of chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce between layers of pastry.
In America, chicken pot pie is popular- one variety is made in a pot with strips or squares of noodles in a creamy chicken base, and the other is more closely aligned with the British chicken pie- the chicken and sauce being placed in a pottery dish or pie pan and topped with a single pastry crust.
My husband’s grandmother made the square noodle type. I was personally more familiar with the chicken pies with two crusts. I remember one of my sisters and I eating chicken pot pie often and hiding the peas!
For tonight’s dinner I am making a turkey pot pie- the one crust variety to be baked in my mother’s stoneware deep dish pie plate.