Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Pork Pies!

Here is another recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Pork Pies! This is quick and easy and makes a tasty appetizer. I have had this recipe for many years, given to me by a friend of my mother’s (Irene). She was a lovely lady and so generous to share this delicious recipe with me so many, many years ago. She is no longer with us. God rest her soul. If you love this recipe – say ‘thanks’ to Irene!

I used to make it all the time to take to parties and different occasions. It was always a hit. I couldn’t find the same kind of dough from Pillsbury that I had used previously but I found a perfect one to use – Pillsbury Dough Sheets. there is only one sheet in the can but it can be rolled out more and cut into smaller squares – which is what I did to make 22 little pies or pockets. I just wish I had bought more of these sheets. They are wonderful to use for so many appetizers. The ideas are endless! Have fun creating!

Sorry I didn’t take more photos. I made a few appetizers to share with our friends and forgot. I will also feature the other two appetizers soon. They were all delicious!

I hope you enjoy this delicious appetizer and make it with different combinations of meats. I used to make it with ground lamb but it is a fatty and cholesterol laden meat. This time I used pork and added a different seasoning. You can add whatever seasonings go with the particular meat you are using or not. You could also substitute veggies in place of the meat and create a meatless pie. Use your imagination and have fun!

Here are the other recipes I have shared here: Pork Pies, Baked Chicken, Chili,  Shrimp Scampi, Shortcakes, Pot Roast, Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawBeef and Broccoli with Wine, Zucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Pignoli or pine nuts browning in butter


  1. Pillsbury Biscuit Rolls or Crescent rolls or Dough Sheets
  2. 1 lb ground lamb, beef, pork or other meat
  3. 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
  4. 1/4 cup yogurt (I used Greek)
  5. 1/4 cup pignoli or pine nuts sautéed lightly in butter
  6. Salt, pepper and garlic powder (I add allspice for lamb.)


  1. Combine meat, onions, yogurt, nuts and seasonings.
  2. Roll out dough.
  3. Place mixture on dough.
  4. Shape in triangle – leaving center open.
  5. Arrange on slightly oiled baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 min or until browned.
  7. If not brown enough, place under broiler for a few seconds. (Mine was brown after 15-17 minutes.)
  8. Serve hot or cold. (I think pork is better served hot though, otherwise can be greasy.)
  9. ENJOY!

Makes about 20 small pies (double recipe to make about 3 dozen or more – buy more dough.)

Pork pies made with Pillsbury dough

PS I had leftover meat mixture after completing these little pockets because I only bought one can of dough sheets. Oops! The next day I made my pie crust and separated the pork into two small pie plates. The pies were outstanding! Here’s a photo. It was so filling we shared one pie and froze the other one for another day. This mixture made three meals for us! For a larger family you will have to adjust and make more. They will gobble them up like crazy! They are addictive!

Pork pies in small pie plates with homemade pie crust!
Pork pie in pie crust

I hope you will stop by again for more easy and delicious recipes. There is always something good cooking in Janice’s Kitchen Corner. Happy eating everyone! Stay safe and well! God Bless!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog, books and me. Please come back again soon to read more entertaining, informative posts about anything that may pop into my already overcrowded brain. Take Care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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3 Responses to Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Pork Pies!

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Sounds very tasty, Janice.

  2. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Coconut Shrimp! | JEMSBOOKS

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