Homemade pork pie

A traditional pork pie is a savory pastry filled with a mixture of seasoned ground or minced pork. Here’s a basic recipe for making a classic pork pie:

Traditional Pork Pie:


For the Pastry:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

For Assembling:

  • 1 beaten egg for egg wash


For the Pastry:

  1. Prepare Pastry Dough:
    • In a food processor, combine flour and salt. Add cold, cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough just comes together.
    • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, shape it into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

For the Filling:

  1. Cook Pork:
    • In a skillet, cook ground pork over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat if needed.
  2. Add Aromatics:
    • Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pork. Cook until the onion is softened.
  3. Season:
    • Stir in dried sage, dried thyme, salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Assembling the Pork Pie:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roll Out Pastry:
    • Roll out the chilled pastry on a floured surface to line a greased pie dish.
  3. Add Filling:
    • Fill the pastry-lined dish with the cooled pork mixture.
  4. Top with Pastry Lid:
    • Roll out more pastry to create a lid for the pie. Seal the edges by pressing them together and trim off any excess.
  5. Ventilation Holes:
    • Cut a few small slits or make decorative ventilation holes in the pastry lid.
  6. Brush with Egg Wash:
    • Brush the top of the pie with beaten egg to give it a golden finish.
  7. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  8. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the pork pie to cool for a bit before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This traditional pork pie is a hearty and flavorful dish, perfect for picnics or as part of a cozy meal. Adjust seasonings and ingredients according to your preferences.

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