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Mini Pork Pies

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min.

Makes

10 servings

As a child, I discovered my love of pork pies. I used to help my father deliver oil on Saturdays, and we would stop at a local place to have the meaty pastries for lunch. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island
Mini Pork Pies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 sheets refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons 2% milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small saucepan, mix cornstarch and broth until blended; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large skillet, cook pork, garlic and seasonings over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until pork is no longer pink, breaking up pork into crumbles; drain. Add broth mixture; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly.
  3. Unroll each pie crust. On a work surface, roll each into a 12-in. circle. Using floured round cookie cutters, cut twenty 4-in. circles and twenty 2-3/4-in. circles, rerolling scraps as needed. Place large circles in ungreased muffin cups, pressing crust on bottoms and up sides.
  4. Fill each with 3 tablespoons pork mixture. Place small circles over filling; press edges with a fork to seal. In a small bowl, whisk egg and milk; brush over tops. Cuts slits in crust.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove pies to wire racks. Serve warm.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pies in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw pies in refrigerator overnight. Reheat on ungreased baking sheets in a preheated 350° oven 14-17 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

2 pies: 561 calories, 35g fat (14g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 776mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.

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