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Pasty Pies of the World

374 Main Street, Placerville, 530-777-7437, @savory_piesoftheworld

We’re all aware of the area’s Gold Rush history, but did you know that the miners searching for gold brought along a treasure of their own? Pasty pies! Pasty Pies of the World (part of Enchanted Forest Dining Experience) serves up the delicious hand pies that are each filled with worldly flavors. My partner and I stopped into the cozy locale and decided to take a quick trip to Europe with a France and Italy pasty to go. We patiently waited while our pies heated up, but you can always order them pre-cooked and bake them at your convenience. When we got home, we topped them with the accompanying sauces: balsamic reduction for France and pesto for Italy. The France pasty pie featured cubed black forest ham, gooey Brie, and fresh rosemary. Italy was filled with Italian ground beef, marinara, provolone cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil. Both pies were perfectly packed in a crispy, golden brown pocket featuring a thick braided crust. Rumor has it that the braid acted as a handle for the miners’ dirty hands so they could toss it without worrying about ingesting any unwanted germs. Luckily, we got to enjoy the crispy crust but were both too selfish to share. I suppose that just means we’ll have to go back and take another trip around the world to give the other flavors a go. Where will we end up? Japan? Ireland? Any location is guaranteed piping hot and packed with flavor!
— by Emily Peter-Corey
Header photo by Taylor Gillespie.


We rounded up five savory pies from across the region that are sure to leave you satisfied.

Ikeda’s California Country Market


Ikeda’s California Country Market
13500 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-4243,
TRY THIS: Steak Pasty (smoky bacon, savory ground beef, fresh carrots, and potatoes)


2776 East Bidwell Street, Suite 300, Folsom, 916-817-4356,
TRY THIS: Samosa (potatoes, onions, green peas, and Indian spices)


BAD Bakers
1420 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 180, Roseville, 916-883-2253; 195 Placerville Road, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-790-8042,
TRY THIS: Pork Empanada (pork, carrots, peas, and potatoes)

36 Handles Public House
1010 White Rock Road, Suite 100, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-3606,
TRY THIS: O.G. Cottage Pie (ground beef, peas, carrots, and onions stewed in beef gravy and red wine; topped with mashed potatoes and provolone cheese)

The Market on Main
585 Main Street, Placerville, 530-303-3492
TRY THIS: Caprese Empanada (tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella)

— by Bella Nolen