Mini pork pies with sage, apple and cider

  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cook time 50 mins
  • Serves 5+


  • 450g lean minced pork
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 eating apple, cored and sliced
  • seasoning
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 300ml cider or apple juice
  • 1-2 tbsp gravy granules
  • 500g packet of pre-made shortcrust pastry
  • plain flour for rolling


Mini pork pies with sage, apple and cider: a savory and easy snack with pastry, mince, apple, and cider filling. This recipe makes approximately 6-8 pork pies.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 160ºC fan / Gas 4-5.
  2. In a large pan, heat the oil and gently fry the mince and onion for about 3-4 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the apple, seasoning, sage and cider, and bring to the boil. Add the gravy granules to thicken the sauce. Cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Cut the pastry into 6-8 equal parts and roll out into rough circles. Place the pastry on a small piece of non-stick baking paper. Take a small ramekin/pie dish/deep muffin tin and, picking the pastry up on the paper, line the dish/tin (paper to dish). Push the pastry into the edges and corners, and roughly line.
  5. Take large spoon-fulls of the mince mixture and almost fill the dishes/tins.
  6. Fold the pastry over to form a lid and roughly pinch the edges to seal.
  7. Place onto a baking tray and cook in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and then pull out of the pie dishes using the edges of the lining paper – simple!
  8. Serve hot or warm as a snack or main dish.
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