Family Pork Pie

Baked wrapped pie on white platter.
This is one of our favourite family dinners. Surprise  of melting cheese and bits of apple in the pork are scrumptious and fun. The pie is good even when it is cold, so you can pack it for a picnic.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


  • 300 g lean pork mince
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs or 1 slice bread
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp dried herbs of your choice rosemary, oregano, parsley, mixed herbs, tarragon etc.
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 50 g cheddar cheese
  • ½ small apple
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sheet ready to use savoury short crust pastry you can use puff pastry if you prefer thawed if frozen


  • In a large mixing bowl, place breadcrumbs and sprinkle milk. Mix and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Cut apple and cheese into 1cm cube pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Add pork, onion, garlic, herbs to the bread crumbs. Add ½ egg and salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands until it forms a nice pattie.
  • Add cheese and apple and make it into a cylinder shape.
  • On a baking sheet, lay the pastry. Place the pork mixture on the centre of the pastry. Slit the pastry diagonally into 1.5cm strips on either side of the pork.
  • Damp the end of each pastry strip and fold alternatively from each side over the meat filling. Seal the end and brush with remaining beaten egg.
  • Bake in hot oven 200°C for 20 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 180°C and continue cooking for further 20 minutes. Serve with tomato sauce or gravy if you like.


Keyword kid friendly
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