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Christmas Pork Pie

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


6 servings

When my mother was growing up, her mom made mince pies that contained meat. I created this recipe with my grandmother in mind. This pie is a main dish not a dessert, and I served it for the first time at my mother's 1999 Christmas party to rave reviews. —Candice Salazar Los Alamos, New Mexico
Christmas Pork Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup undrained crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups cubed cooked pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dough for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • Milk and sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into fruit mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in pork, pecans and salt.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough to a 1/8-in. thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim even with rim. Fill with meat mixture. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.- thick circle; make decorative cutouts in crust. Set cutouts aside. Place top crust over filling; trim, seal and flute edge.
  3. Brush pastry and cutouts with milk; place cutouts on top of pie. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
Dough for double-crust pie
Combine 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 665 calories, 33g fat (11g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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