Pork, apricot & pistachio pies

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Individual puff pastry savoury pies best enjoyed alfresco. The filling has contrasting flavours and textures- serve with your favourite pickle

  • Prep:35 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 567
  • fat 38g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 41g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 500g pack puff pastry
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 200g pork mince
  • 50g dried apricot, roughly chopped
  • 25g pistachio, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp fennel seed
  • good of ground mace or nutmeg
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 6 holes of a muffin tin with strips of baking parchment (these will help you to lift out the pies once cooked). Set aside a quarter of the pastry and roll out the remaining pastry on a floured surface to the thickness of a 20p coin. Cut out 6 x 8cm circles and use to line the muffin tin holes, leaving a little overhanging the top edge.

  2. Put the pork in a bowl, add the remaining ingredients, except the egg, and season. Mix by hand until combined, then pack the meat firmly into the cases.

  3. Roll out the remaining pastry to the same thickness. Cut into 0.5cm strips and create a lattice pattern on top of the pies. Trim off any excess. Brush the inside edge of each pie with egg, then roll up the overhanging pastry (from step 1) to stick the layers together. Can be covered with cling film and chilled for up to 2 days.

  4. Brush pies with egg and bake for 45 mins until golden. Cool and eat with pickle.

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