One pie to rule them all! Meet the baker behind New Zealand's champion pie




The secret behind New Zealand's top pie? Good filling and great pastry.

Mushroom, cheese and bacon are also in Lee Ing's award-winning Taupo pie.
Source: Breakfast

That combo helped the owner of a Taupo bakery take home the title of New Zealand's top pie with his venison, bacon, mushroom and cheese delicacy. 

"It is a big seller," said creator Lee Ing of Taupo's Fast & Fresh Bakery. 

Mr Ing treated TVNZ1's Breakfast team to the pie, which took out the nationwide competition at the Bakels' Pie Awards last night. 

It comes at a modest price of $4.90, which Mr Ing says will not change, despite its new status. 

He said the most important part of a pie is the filling, "but for the [awards] entry, the pastry". 

"If the pastry isn't right, you haven't got a chance to get into the final."

The pie took out a Gold Award in the Gourmet Meat section, before going on to win the overall award. 

Last year, Mr Ing received a 'Highly Commended' for the same section, and a Bronze Award for steak and cheese. 

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