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Christmas Pork Pie

Total Time

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

Makes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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