Author Jean Morrison
Pork And Apple Pie
The first time I heard of this recipe I was a bit perplexed but then I had to try it. Apple goes with roast pork in a baked dinner doesn't it? The recipe was delightful but it needed simplifying in order to fit one of my web site requirements of being an easy recipe. I messed around placing the top pastry in the lattice manner seen in the photograph but you don't need to do that if you haven't got time. Simply make it a solid piece of pastry over the top in this delightfully tasty recipe for Pork and Apple Pie.
40 minutes, excludes cooling time
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Quantity: Serves 6
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700 gm pork mince (ground pork)
1 onion, chopped finely
3 rounded teaspoons Gravox (or other dry gravy mix)
3 rounded teaspoons corn flour
1/4 cup water
1 tin (400 gm) pie apple, mashed up a little
Salt and pepper to taste
3 sheets puff pastry
Optional, egg to glaze pastry
Brown the pork and onion in a non-stick pan till cooked. Add the Gravox and corn flour and mix well into the meat/apple mixture. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add the water and stir until boiling and thickened. Add the apple to this mixture along with the salt and pepper. Cool.
Pre heat oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
Line a large rectangular pie dish with pastry. Spoon the cold meat mixture into it. With remaining pastry cut it into 2 cm (3/4 inch) strips and weave them into a lattice pattern over the top of the pie. Brush with beaten egg if desired.
Cook for 20 - 25 minutes until the pastry is golden. Serves 6.
I generally use my slice tin for this recipe. Using a metal dish ensures the pastry is cooked quicker from underneath. Glass doesn't seem to do this as well as metal.
A medium apple has about 80 calories. 25% of an apple's volume is air - that is why they float. Apples cleanse and purify the blood and the liver. They are a good source of vitamin C and fibre. Remember your Gran's old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Well it's pretty good advice. Remember to eat the skin if you want to maximize the fibre. Eating an apple decreases the chances of tooth cavities by cleaning the teeth and massaging the gums.
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