Review of Lovemore gluten free spiced pear pies

On a recent visit to Morrisons to check out their new range of free from food section I discovered that there was a good variety of dairy free foods to choose from. This was especially true with regards to sweet treats. I discovered a packet of Lovemore spiced pear pies. I have tried a few of Lovemore products and have been suitably impressed so I decided to give them a try.

I liked the simplicity to front of the packaging with its light brown and bright colour scheme. To the bottom of the box are pictures of the pear pies showing the filling inside I just wanted to dive in and give them a try. Onto the ingredients the pies are clearly labelled as a free from product and are both gluten free and milk free. They are also suitable for a vegetarian diet. Therefore perfect for dairy free me. Egg is highlighted as an allergen in the ingredients list. It is highlighted that they are made in a factory which handles nuts.

On opening the packaging I was greeted by an aroma that I associate with fruit pies. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. It was nothing special if I’m honest. I was hoping for a spicy fruity aroma maybe I am being a tad harsh. The pear pies are of a good size. To the top you have a slightly crunchy looking short crust pastry topped with a little dusting of sugar. This becomes thinner towards the bottom. On checking underneath no soggy bottom was noted. This got an immediate thumbs up from me as I don’t like a soggy bottom.

On biting into the pear pie I got a slight crunch followed by crumbliness from the pastry. Onto the filling this is a combination of pear pieces coated in what I would describe as a lightly seasoned winter syrup. The pear was crunchy and worked perfectly with the gluppy winter syrup. The flavour of the filling was delicious. It was slightly sweet from the syrup but this was nicely complimented by the all spice flavouring. As for its quantity this spot on anymore would have resulted in a soggy pie. I couldn’t believe just how nice these pies were.

So would I recommend these spiced pear pies if you follow a dairy free and or gluten free diet? Yes I would it is great to have an alternative to an apple pie. I liked everything about these pies from their flavour through to their texture. So thank you Lovemore for producing a delicious pear pie that I can enjoy.

13 Comments

  1. April 20, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    It was all going so well for me, I was planning a trip to Morrisons and then I spotted the eggs in the ingredients list 🙁

    • April 21, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Oh no sorry. I’ve yet to find any that are also egg free.

  2. April 26, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I love the fact that all your reviews are on dairy free products, (that I’ve seen so far) and what you test out actually looks like things I’d eat. Nicely done!

    • April 27, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comments much appreciated.

  3. May 2, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Ohh this sounds yummy, I love a pie!! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst

  4. May 2, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    It does sound a lovely combination for anyone #TwinklyTuesday

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Hi, they certainly are and well worth trying. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  5. May 3, 2017 / 11:52 am

    I’ve worked with Morrisons over the last on improving their range and they are really commited to it. #freefromfridays

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      Hi, it certainly shows now. I shall be popping into Morrisons more often now.

  6. May 3, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    This is making me hungry! #bestandworst

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Sorry, but they are nice 😊. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  7. November 15, 2017 / 8:22 am

    i want to try this. this would be so perfect for my many black teas at home.

    • November 16, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      They sure would be.

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