Recipes

Pork, leek & apple pot pies

Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 1 hour 20 minutes

Serves 4 people

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 kg pork scotch fillet, trimmed and diced
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, white part only thinly sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
  • 1 ½ cups salt reduced chicken stock
  • ½ cup light thickened cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sage
  • 4 sheets frozen ready rolled butter puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Tomato chutney and fried sage leaves, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. 1.
    Heat 1 ½ tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Lightly coat pork with flour, shaking off excess. Cook pork, in batches, until evenly browned. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.
  2. 2.
    Add remaining oil and butter to pan. When butter has melted, add carrots, leeks and apple. Cook for 10 minutes or until softened. Stir mustard, stock and cream into vegetables. Return pork to pan and bring to the boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until pork is tender. Stir in sage and set aside to cool.
  3. 3.
    Preheat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced. Spoon pork mixture into 4 x 1 ½ cup capacity heatproof bowls. Cut 4 x 15cm rounds (see note) from pastry and place over bowls. Cut a small cross in the middle of pastry to allow steam to escape from pies. Brush egg over pastry. Place bowls onto a baking tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden and crisp. Serve with tomato chutney and fried sage leaves if liked.

General Information

Note – cut rounds from the pastry sheets to fit your bowls, allowing a 2cm overhang on each dish.


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