Pork Pie (Tourte De Porc)

pork pie (tourte de porc)

Pork Pie (Tourte De Porc)

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If you like the idea of having your own homemade pork pie, then this recipe is for you.
Servings: 4
Calories: 1204


  • 12 oz Puff pastry dough
  • 1 Egg yolk lightly beaten

for the filling

  • 2 lb Lean minced ground pork
  • 2 floz Brandy
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • 2 Tbs Vegetable oil
  • 2 Shallots finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove crushed
  • 1 Tbs Chopped fresh sage
  • 1 Tbs Chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbs Chopped fresh chervil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs Cornflour cornstarch, blended with 1 Tbs water


  • First prepare the filling. Put the pork into a large bowl and pour over the brandy.
  • Set aside to marinate for 1 hour. Meanwhile, melt the butter with the oil in a large frying-pan. Add the shallots and garlic and fry until the shallots are soft. Add the pork and brandy and fry, stirring frequently, until the pork loses its pinkness. Stir in the herbs and seasoning and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cornflour (cornstarch) mixture.
  • Preheat the oven to hot 220 °C (Gas Mark 7, 425°F).
  • Divide the dough in half and roll out one-half into a circle large enough to line a 23 cm (9 in) pie plate. Press gently into the bottom and sides of the plate and trim off any excess. Spoon the filling into the centre, doming it up slightly.
  • Roll out the remaining dough in the same way and place it over the filling so that it covers it completely. Trim the edges, then crimp the edges together to seal. Cut a large cross in the centre. Roll out the trimmings and use them to decorate the top of the pie. Brush the top of the dough with the beaten egg yolk.
  • Put the plate into the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to moderate 180°C (Gas Mark 4, 350°F) and bake for a further 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve at once.
Calories: 1204 kcal
Carbohydrates: 44 g
Protein: 47 g
Fat: 90g
Saturated Fat: 34 g
Trans Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 222 mg
Sodium: 417 mg
Potassium: 174 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 311 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 70 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Cuisine French
Ingredients Ground Pork, Pork
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