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Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies


Eating a pie naked is not something you often hear but nutritionist, Rachel Little of Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies, said it’s what her customers want, and they found it hard to say no.

Our naked pies were created in response to our female customers who said they’d love to enjoy a pie but without the pastry.

So, we created a range of pie with our customers’ favourite pie fillings such as Thai red curry duck, but without the pie shell, a naked pie, which is a considerably large serving of the filling that can be enjoyed with an accompaniment such as salad, vegetables, pasta or rice,” revealed Rachel.

Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies is a relatively new brand in the pie biz, born out of the COVID pandemic in regional Victoria to cater for the appetite of the Albury-Wodonga region to have nutritious, gourmet food home delivered.

Four years on this Wodonga-born business is thriving with three upmarket cafes across the North East in Albury, Wodonga and Beechworth, as well as an outlet store at the Prahran Market in Melbourne.

Our pies are restaurant quality, and the ingredients are exactly how they’re listed. For instance, the Beef Cheek and Red Wine pie is comprised of a 16 hour slow cooked beef cheek with herbs and spices and a red wine jus. No nasty artificial fillers,” said Rachel.

All our pies are made with absolute health in mind. We ensure our chefs don’t add any sugar, preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or seed oils, as they can be inflammatory,” revealed Rachel.

In our Wodonga kitchen, we slow cook all our premium protein and handcraft our gluten-free pastry to ensure it has multiple layers and a beautiful flaky top, which pie lovers crave.

Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies is proud to be operating from a renowned gourmet food and wine region.

We source our ingredients from local premium protein and vegetable suppliers, which we’re so fortunate to have on our doorstep,” said Rachel.

Within its first two years, Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies cemented itself a major industry player, winning the coveted Best Gourmet Pie in all of Australia in the 2022 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition for its slow-cooked Chinese BBQ Pork Belly pie.

Additionally, in 2021 and 2022, Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies was awarded 14 medals across gold, silver and bronze categories in the Australia’s Best Pie Competition.

Being innovative is at the heart of what we do at Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies, and we are always looking for new ways to better our pies and grow our business for our customers.

The Prahran Market store was launched in response to demand. Tourists at our Beechworth outlet are constantly enquiring if our products are available in Melbourne. In addition to Prahran Market, we’re also offering online ordering and home delivery to Melbourne,” said Rachel.

Pie-lovers can now order our award-winning four pack of pies with award-winning wine from the North East, direct to their doorstep in Melbourne via missameliegourment.com.au. We deliver weekly on a Thursday or Friday.”

For Autumn and winter, the Miss Amelie Gourmet Pie has more than 15 delicious varieties in its range, featuring some traditional choices such as Lamb Shank Garlick and Steak and Onion Gravy. Plus, contemporary options including the Chinese BBQ Pork Belly pie and the Good Gut Pie.

As a nutritionist, I was determined to create a pie that helped boost gut mycobiome and the immune system. The good gut pie is what transpired, it’s a great pie to consume in the lead-up and during the cooler months. It’s comprised of kombucha, sauerkraut, chargrilled asparagus, goats cheese, dates, turmeric, sautéed leek in onion and ginger all wrapped in our beautiful pastry,” revealed Rachel.

Miss Amelie Gourmet Pies is seeking to expand its stockists and encourage cafes, restaurants and other hospitality venues to get in touch if interested.

Currently, you can find our pies as far away as Warrnambool at 2 Tarts Baking, and it’s our vision to provide more opportunities for people to stock and or enjoy our mouth-watering pie range at their local eateries,” concluded Rachel.

AUTUMN / WINTER MENUy

Family and Four Pack of Pies - from $34 to $44

Individual Pies – from $9.00 to $14.50:

  • Scallop and Prawn
  • Thai Red Curry Chicken
  • Moroccan Lamb
  • Sicilian Veg
  • Good Gut


Naked Pies – available in most of individual pie flavours – from $28 to $36 for two serves

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