Bannock Hazelnut Pie

Posted on 11 November 2011 by Mădălina

A savory harvest pie with a hazelnut stew and sweet potato bannock crust by Melaney Gleeson-Lyall. 

Melaney’s recipe won in this weeks Recipe to Riches Savory Pies episode. Duh-licious took on the task of remaking the recipe– we were pleasantly surprised by the flavor and texture of the hazelnut stew and flaky sweet potato bannock. If you don’t feel like tackling the recipe, the pie will be available this week at stores where President Choice products are sold.

Bannock Hazelnut Pie
(click here for full recipe)


Hazelnut Stew
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup diced peeled butternut squash
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 2 cups shredded raw sweet potato
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 cups vegetable stock
- 1 1/2 cups roasted and peeled hazelnuts (filberts), chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Sweet Potato Bannock
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, grated
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potato (see tip here)
-1/3 cup ice water (approx.)
- 3 tablespoons roasted and peeled hazelnuts (filberts), chopped


(for full instructions head over to Food Networks site here

Hazelnut Stew:
Peeling Hazelnuts:

Everything starting to come together:

Grating Butter — simple trick that helps keep butter cold and easy to incorporate into flour for pie dough

Making the sweet potato bannock:


4 Comments For This Post

  1. Doreen Webster Says:

    I am so excited that this won the competition for many reasons. Firstly it represents a canadian product…canadian home grown ingredients and ethnic Indian Bannock.
    I can’t wait to buy it at the store this week. Thank you so much for bringing us this
    wonderful “NEW” Canadian food product. I wish you luck with it.
    Thanks again.

  2. Mădălina Says:

    It was delicious– perfect recipe to use Canadian harvest flavors. Everyone loved it:)

  3. Mike Says:

    OMG–Bought it and have not stopped raving about this—God damn YUM—–

    So cool to try Native food—I went this summer in Montreal to the Natives Festival just for some food and all they sold were blueberry muffins—so boring—This Hazelnut pie is sooooooo goood and i will be making it myself—Thanks to our Native Canadians…

  4. melaney Gleeson-Lyall Says:

    Hey, I was just snooping around the web!
    Thank you so much for your wonderful messages!
    It was fun! Make it from scratch, it’s real gooder!! :-)

    All the best for 2014!


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