Mini pork pies with piccalilli

Mini pork pies with piccalilli

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 50 mins Cook: 38 mins


Makes 12
Hoel Levieil from London restaurant Frizzante shares this picnic-friendly pork pie recipe, which was voted our users’ favourite Jubilee recipe idea

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal-
  • fat-
  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-


  • few dots of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 600g shortcrust pastry, bought or homemade
  • little flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 85g dried white breadcrumb
  • 400g good Cumberland sausage (about 6)
  • 200g smoked bacon lardon
  • ¼ tsp each ground mace, ground pepper and dried sage



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 1 egg, beaten with a fork



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • few pinches sesame seeds
  • piccalilli, homemade or bought, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line each hole of a 12-hole muffin tin with a thin strip of baking parchment across the middle that’s long enough so the ends stick out a centimetre or two – use a dab of butter to stick in place. Roll out two thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface and stamp out 12 x 10cm circles (you may need to re-roll trimmings). Press a circle into each hole to line.

  2. Sprinkle 1 tsp of breadcrumbs into the base of each pie. Tip the rest of the crumbs into a mixing bowl. Squeeze in the sausage meat, discarding the skins, along with the bacon, mace, pepper, sage and just a little salt. Get your hands in and mash and squish everything together until the breadcrumbs have just about disappeared. Divide mixture between the holes, packing in firmly and shaping to a dome in the middle.

  3. Roll out the remaining pastry and stamp out 12 x 7cm circles. Brush with a little egg and add a top to each pie, egg-side down to stick, carefully pressing pastry edges together to seal. Brush with more egg (don’t throw away leftovers) and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 30 mins until golden then carefully remove the pies from the tin, using the parchment ends to help you lift them out. Sit on a parchment lined baking tray, brush all round the sides with more egg and put back in the oven for 8 mins. Cool completely then eat with piccalilli, or your favourite pickle.

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11th Dec, 2016
Very easy and tasty. I made a batch for the freezer and had them for putting the Christmas tree up . Will definitely make again for picnics
1st Aug, 2015
I halved the recipe to make 6 pies for a picnic tomorrow. Now wish I had made the 12 pies. I was very impressed with how easy they were to make and how amazing they looked when they came out of the oven. Shared one with my dear husband and it was really delicious. Didn't have any mace so used fresh nutmeg. I was going to do a recipe using hot water crust pastry but this was so much easier. Heartily recommended.
22nd Jul, 2013
I made them today ... Put some grated cheese in the pastry and in the filling ..... Yummy
24th Jun, 2013
Great for picnics and BBQs. Real man-food, the boys will love them!
1st Nov, 2012
a lot easier than I imagined and very impressive. I added chopped chicken breast and pork steaks to normal sausage meat and they were lovely. Very impressed party goers ;-)
2nd Sep, 2012
Baked these for a family picnic top marks from all.
5th Jun, 2012
Really tasty and easy to make. Great flavour combo!
14th Dec, 2019
Could these be made ahead & frozen for Christmas, either raw or cooked?
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16th Dec, 2019
Hello, Yes these can be frozen after being cooked and cooled.
8th Jul, 2016
Anyone know how long these will stay fresh and 'safe' for - also best way for storing? I'd like to make these ahead of time :) thank you in advance.
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9th Aug, 2016
Thank you for your question. These will be at their very best on day of making but will last for 2 - 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge. Enjoy!
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