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Individual Pork & Cranberry Potpies

My neighbor gave me this recipe years ago. I love how these pies are different from the usual chicken potpie. The flavor combination just screams fall, but freezing them allows my family to enjoy them any time of year. They are especially good for an easy dinner during the cold winter months. —Mary Shenk, Dekalb, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 4 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon beef or chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, or dried thyme
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 5 cups chopped cooked pork
  • 4 sheets refrigerated pie crust


  • Adjust oven rack to lower third of oven; preheat oven to 450°. In a large saucepan, combine the first 9 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until berries pop, about 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour and water until smooth; stir into cranberry mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in pork; remove from heat.
  • On a work surface, unroll crusts. Roll each into a 14-in. circle. Using a 5-in. disposable foil potpie pan as a guide (top side down), cut out sixteen 6-in. crust circles, rerolling scraps as needed.
  • Press 1 crust circle firmly into bottom and up sides of eight 5-in. disposable foil pans. Divide pork mixture evenly among pans. Place remaining crust circles over tops, pressing bottom and top crusts together firmly; flute edges. Cut slits in crusts.
  • Place potpies on baking sheets. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 30-35 minutes.
    Freeze option: Cover unbaked potpies tightly and freeze. To use, bake frozen pies on baking sheets in a preheated 425° oven until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, 40-45 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 potpie: 727 calories, 34g fat (14g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.
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  • CarmenEmilie
    Oct 3, 2019

    Sorry, but this dish is not worth the work Even worse, the recipe is labelled as "healthy," but the nutrition information for one serving is anything but healthy: 727 calories, 34g fat (14g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein...I had to share one serving with my husband. I added a side salad since this potpie contains no vegetables.

  • joycerm53
    Jul 23, 2016

    We did not like this at all. Not even sure how to adapt it to our tastes. Will not make again

  • crankyankee
    Jan 5, 2016

    good but different need to get used to