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

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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.
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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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