My parents and my wife’s parents grew up in Paterson and we both were raised on Mutton Pies. Our kids love them. The last place we were able to get them was in North Haledon but that place no longer in business. Please let me know when you open up your new store. We are desperate to find real muton pies.
I have never seen such a long string with so many posters with so few posts.
Oh my! I can’t believe I stumbled upon this today. I was googling for mutton pie recipes and came across this. I am originally from NJ. I grew up on these pies.
My grandmother is an immigrant from Scotland. She went to Kearney a lot for the fish and chips but she (and my family) also made regular trips to patterson for the mutton pies. We also made regular trips to Haledon for Verp’s rolls too (they have since changed their recipe – perhaps ownership or something else too).
I have not had mutton pies for at least 30 years now. I think I was told the reason was the shop was no longer there or something as I was much younger and can’t recall the specifics. Some foods you remember from childhood and special trips. We moved away from NJ but we STILL made trips to these areas to pick up the foods to bring back home and share with friends in bulk.
In the times of the internet it’d be wonderful if there was a way of ordering online and having them shipped (packed frozen as food can be).
My Grandmother has since passed on now 2 years ago (and my grandfather longer then that). My mother would love to have some as would I. Maybe I could try my hand at making them. I can’t wait to tell her about finding this thread online!
Click on my username and there will be a recipe for Scottish mutton pies.
Wow!!!! This is amazing. I was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. I grew up on Redwood Avenue and every week, my mother would send me to Taylor’s on Union Avenue for mutton pies.
I tried the ones made at Kimmy’s, they’re okay, but they are not Taylor’s.
I’ve just read the post from James Taylor who said he still has the recipe and is considering opening back up again. Oh, please do. Believe me, you’ll have more customers than you can handle.
I will definitely be a weekly customer. When I used to hang out at The Wagon Wheel Bar on Preakness and Union Avenues, all the guys would chip in and we’d order about three dozen pies and spent the rest of the day stuffing our faces.
Do I remember Taylor’s Pies? Are you kidding, we were raised on them.
I used to live and work in paterson area,used to enjoy mutton pies.when I recently inquired about them someone told me that KIMMYS DELI on union ave,still sold them.I now live upstate n.y. . I would make the trip for some,they where worth it.
hey james its gary johnson, Harrys son i came across this web site and was reading into this and realized that this was you. i live in orlando now but was just wondering if there would be a way to get the recipe for the meat pies. my daughter loves to cook and she would really like to get the recipe to make them around the house for us. please let me know. i was wondering if i could get intouch with you either by e-mail or phone please let me know
Don’t know if you remember me but I lived a couple houses away from you. You used to hang out with my brother Richie. My father & I just came across this site & saw your post. We still LOVE mutton pies although they are not the original "Taylor Pies" As for right now we get them in Kearney. They’re pretty good but I’m sure not mutton. Please let us know if you plan on doing anything with the recipe anytime in the near future. Would love to taste 1 again!!!
Hello, my name is James Taylor the son of the late Al Taylor of Taylor’s Meat Pies in Paterson. My father sold the recipe to the Ashton family in 1990 after suffering a stroke and later died of a heart attact in September. I understand the building in Haledon where Ashton sold the pies burned down to the grown. I have the recipe home in my safe.I have the know how to make the pies and hopefully will soon in the near future.
We took the drive to Stewarts of Kearny this last Saturday. While they are not an exact match, they are close enough for us! While the "meat" in the pie is unidentifiable to me, I don’t really care. We will be making regular jaunts to purchase these beauties. I’ll have to look up Cameron’s of Kearny, too.As far as I am concerned ,tho, Stewarts was just great. How wonderful to be able to buy them frozen and bringthem home and have them anytime I want!!
We cut them in half, too. My father-in-law used to put catsup on them.
My husband grew up off McBride Ave, in W Paterson and was a huge fan of Fallviews Texas Hots.We went to The Hot Grill in Clifton this time. REALLY liked it!
[;)]My family owned The Clifton Pie Shoppe which originated on Lakeview Ave., Clifton, NJ and
moved first to Mill and Slater Sts. in 1946 and then to Grand Street in Paterson, NJ until
the early 1960’s when the business was sold.
In Paterson, we were called Susen’s Pie Shoppe. Our specialties were individual Mutton Pies,
Steak Pies, Chicken Pot Pies [2 crust], and various Fruit Pies as well as regular sized Coconut Custard, Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, and other varieties of fruit pies. These were individual pies were oval shaped & all were entirely made by hand. [No machines involved]
Our competitors were Ashton’s on Main St. near the Lackawanna RR Station and Taylor’s on
Union Ave., both in Paterson, NJ. There’s were machine processed and round shaped.
Many of the Scotch Lodges in the area, including Kearny, NJ, regularly ordered pies from
us for their different affairs and meetings. Many "deli’s" and other food vendors, as far away as Greenwood Lake sold our pies.
There may be some people out there who remember us.
Lots of memories for me and nice to reminisce.
There used to be a place on Ridge Rd in Kearney called Cameron’s. They have meat pies, bridies, steak and kidney pies, steak and sausage pies…They have moved to Brick Twp down the shore.
Since a lot of us are from the Paterson area, wouldn’t it be a hoot if we actually knew each other?
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