Blueberry Glazed Pork Pies
These smart looking pork pies are made with ‘cheats’ ingredients, a pack of chilled pastry, sausage meat and readymade stuffing – what could be easier?
Great to serve as finger food, or perfect to serve on Boxing Day with your cold turkey!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
½ x 130 g pack dried sage and onion stuffing mix
500 g (1lb 2oz) readymade chilled shortcut pastry
Little flour for rolling
3 spring onions, sliced
400 g (14 oz.) good quality pork and herb sausages, skins removed
Freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten to glaze
175 g (6 oz.) blueberries
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons redcurrant jelly
2 teaspoons cornflour
12 tiny rocket leaves to garnish, optional
Make up the stuffing mix with half quantity of boiling water and leave to stand as the pack directs.
Roll the pastry out thinly on a lightly floured surface then cut out 11.5cm (4½ inch) circles using a plain biscuit cutter or a small coffee cup saucer as a guide. Press into a 12 section lightly buttered, muffin tin so that the pastry stands a little above the top of the tin in a wavy edge. Re-roll pastry as needed until you have 12 circles.
Mix the spring onions with the sausage meat and a little pepper then mix with the stuffing. Divide between the pastry cases and press into an even layer with the back of a spoon.
Brush the top edges of the pastry cases with a little beaten egg then bake in a preheated oven, 180ºC (160ºC fan oven), gas mark 4 for about 25 minutes until the top edge of the pastry is golden and the filling is cooked through. Leave to cool for 15 minutes then loosen and transfer pies to a cooling rack.
Add the blueberries, vinegar and redcurrant jelly to a small saucepan, cook, stirring for 4-5 minutes until the blueberries are soft.
Mix the cornflour with a little water until a smooth paste, stir into the blueberries and cook until the juices have thickened. Leave to cool then spoon over the pies.
Tip: To prepare ahead of time, make and fill the pies but freeze them uncooked, still in the muffin tin. Once frozen hard, loosen with a round bladed knife, remove from the tin and pack into a plastic box. Freeze the cooled blueberry topping separately in a small plastic box. Return the pies to the muffin tin, defrost pies and topping at room temperature for 4 hours then bake and top with blueberries as above.
Recipe from www.seasonalberries.co.uk/
For more delicious recipes click here ←
Latest posts by Sally - Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- Have you received your Winter Fuel Payment yet? - January 19, 2021
- Five top tips for staying active with arthritis - January 19, 2021
- Answers to your arthritis questions, from our community experts - January 19, 2021
- Radiators not warming up properly? Sort it now… - January 18, 2021
- Aids that make your bathroom elegant - January 15, 2021
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!