Pork and Apple Pasties

This is a great finger food and something a bit different, pork mince and apples are combined with sage and onion in creating the filling for this pastry.

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Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • Pastry
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 125g butter or margarine
  • cold water
  • Filling
  • 250g lean pork, finely cubed
  • 1 small cooking apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons dry cider or chicken stock
  • 1 pinch salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • milk, to glaze

Directions

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Pastry: Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Lightly rub in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Sprinkle a tablespoon of water over the mixture then mix to form a dough adding up to 3 tablespoons of water. Knead lightly and chill.
  3. Filling: Mix together the pork, apple, onion, sage, cider, salt and pepper.
  4. Assembly: Divide pastry into quarters then roll each piece into a 15cm circle.
  5. Divide filling between circles then dampen edges with water and bring together over the filling. Seal, pleat edges and place on greased baking tray.
  6. Brush with milk then bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 180 degrees C and bake further 20-30 minutes. Serve hot.

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