How to Cook Appetizing Pork, Apple & Shropshire Blue Pies

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Pork, Apple & Shropshire Blue Pies.

Pork, Apple & Shropshire Blue Pies You can have Pork, Apple & Shropshire Blue Pies using 12 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Pork, Apple & Shropshire Blue Pies

  1. Prepare of For the hot crust pastry.
  2. It’s of plain flour.
  3. You need of strong plain flour.
  4. It’s of unsalted butter.
  5. It’s of melted lard (or vegetable shortening).
  6. It’s of & ½ teaspoons salt.
  7. You need of boiling water.
  8. Prepare of beaten egg (to glaze).
  9. Prepare of For the filling.
  10. You need of lean pork mince.
  11. You need of apple sauce.
  12. You need of Shropshire Blue (finely chopped).

Pork, Apple & Shropshire Blue Pies instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7.
  2. To make the pastry, add both flours to a large bowl and rub in the butter. Add the salt to the boiling water so that it dissolves. Add the melted lard into the boiling water/salt and then pour this into the flour mixture. Initially, because it will be HOT, mix this with a spoon so that the pastry starts to form. Once cool enough take the dough out of the bowl and transfer to a lightly floured surface..
  3. Work the dough into a ball. Roll it out to a thickness of around 1cm and then cut into circles of around 10cms, enough to fit each “well” of a muffin tin. Press these into the muffin tins and then cut out another 12 circles of around 8cms for the lids of the pies..
  4. In another bowl mix together the pork mine, apple sauce and chopped up cheese. Fill the pastry cases (before putting the lids on) about ¾ of the way up with the mixture. After putting the lids on and sealing & crimping them, make a small hole in the top to allow steam to escape. Glaze each pie with beaten egg and then pop into the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes until golden brown..
  5. Remove from oven, stand for 5 minutes and then remove each pie from the muffin tin. Allow to cool on a wire rack before transferring to a fridge. Will keep for 3-4 days..

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