Savory Pork Turnovers Recipe
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Savory Pork Turnovers Recipe

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Apples, potatoes, ground pork and seasonings tucked inside flaky golden pastry never fail to win praise from my family at home and friends at church functions. The assembly requires a bit of effort, but these impressive little turnovers are worth it. -Ruby Carves, Litchfield, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 12 to 18 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups cooked cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 376 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt; cut in the shortening and butter until crumbly. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown pork until no longer pink; drain. Add butter and onion; saute until onion is tender. Add potatoes, apples, flour, sugar, sage, pepper and salt; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cool.
  3. Meanwhile, on a heavily floured surface, roll pastry to 1/8-in. thickness; cut into 3-1/2-in. circles.
  4. Place 1-2 tablespoons filling on each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold dough in half. Seal edges with fingers or a fork. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Beat egg yolks and water; brush over turnovers. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Savory Pork Turnovers in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p33

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qbeedl User ID: 2080915 24533
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"I have made this many times.Wonderful beyond belief!"

qbeedl User ID: 2080915 24532
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"I have made this many times.Always Wonderful beyond belief!"

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