The apple of Levenmouth’s pie...

LEVEN;'Stuart's apple pie wins best in Scotland; Carol Brown, Keith Stuart & Kieren Johnstone with the Award'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
LEVEN;'Stuart's apple pie wins best in Scotland; Carol Brown, Keith Stuart & Kieren Johnstone with the Award'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

WHILE the butchery side of Stuart’s has been focused on Scotland’s frying pans, the sweet-toothed side of the business has won the firm yet another award.

A regular prizewinner over the years in the sausage and steak pie competitions, this time round Stuart’s has been recognised for its sweet options.

Its family apple pie scooped the top plaudits by landing a Diamond award in the Scottish Craft Butchers Association’s sweet pie competition, with its rhubarb pie and apple tarts receiving gold awards.

To qualify all products had to be made by the butcher or his staff on the business premises and the judging panel consisted of ladies from the Aberdeenshire SWRI and other foodies.

Alan Stuart, managing director, was delighted with the awards and said he hoped his business would get a boost from the accolade.

He added: “By highlighting more good reasons to shop at Stuart’s of Buckhaven we hope to boost trade and provide our customers with even more tasty products.”

However, later this month Stuarts will be switching its attention back to the meat variety of its pies when it will be competing in the Scotch Pie World Championships, to be held in Dunfermline.

Fellow Levenmouth butcher, and former Stuart’s employee Amos Smith of W.F. Stark will also be competing for the grand title.