Traditional Pork Pies
This traditional pork pie recipe by Jane Sarchet from The Hedgecombers goes all out.
It features homemade hot water crust pastry and a flavoursome jelly - the pillars of
a classic pork pie.
Traditional Pork Pie Recipe
For the hot water crust pastry
For the pork pie filling
For the pork pie jelly
How do you know when pork pies are cooked?
Pork pies need to reach an internal temperature of at least 71 °C for the meat to be safe to consume. They'll likely go over this temperature, as you'll also want to cook them until the pastry is nice and golden. But it's always good to have a quick check with your Thermapen so you can be confident they're safely cooked.
How long does a pork pie last in the fridge?
Homemade pork pies will last up to five days in the fridge.
Can you freeze pork pies?
Pork pies keep well in the freezer for up to five months. Make sure they're fully cooled before putting them into the freezer. Wrap them in a layer of baking paper and a layer of tin foil before placing in a freezer bag for optimum results.