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 Slaw, Beef and Broccoli with Wine, Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Italiano, Grapenut Custard, Spinach Pita Pizza, Portuguese Seafood Stew, Marinated Mushrooms, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.
- Pillsbury Biscuit Rolls or Crescent rolls or Dough Sheets
- 1 lb ground lamb, beef, pork or other meat
- 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup yogurt (I used Greek)
- 1/4 cup pignoli or pine nuts sautéed lightly in butter
- Salt, pepper and garlic powder (I add allspice for lamb.)
- Combine meat, onions, yogurt, nuts and seasonings.
- Roll out dough.
- Place mixture on dough.
- Shape in triangle – leaving center open.
- Arrange on slightly oiled baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 min or until browned.
- If not brown enough, place under broiler for a few seconds. (Mine was brown after 15-17 minutes.)
- Serve hot or cold. (I think pork is better served hot though, otherwise can be greasy.)
Makes about 20 small pies (double recipe to make about 3 dozen or more – buy more 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!
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!
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