London Pub Pork & Apple Savory Pie

8-10
Servings
20-30m
Prep Time
1.2h
Cook Time
1h 32m
Ready In


"This type of pie with it's perfect balance of sweet from the apples and savory from spiced minced pork comes from what can be served in a good ole London Pub. It has it's roots from eighteenth-century workingman's lunch called the Bedfordshire Clanger - a hand held pie filled with meat on one end and jam on the other. It was a compact way to serve lunch and dessert in one package. Source: Amy Traverso's, The Apple Lover's Cookbook (a favorite cookbook)."

Original recipe yields 8-10 servings
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  • FOR FILLING

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (425.8 g)
  • Calories 890.9
  • Total Fat - 55.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 26.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 286.5 mg
  • Sodium - 662.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 56.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 19.9 g
  • Protein - 41 g
  • Calcium - 170.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

FOR THE CRUST


Step 1

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sage, and salt. Sprinkle with the butter cubes over the flour mixture and use your fingers to work them in (you want to rub your thumb against your fingertips, smearing the butter as you do so). Do this until the mixture looks like cornmeal with some pea-sized bits of butter remaining. Stir in the cheese with a fork until evenly distributed. Sprinkle 6 tablespoons ice water over the mixture and stir with a fork until the dough begins to come together. If needed, add an additional tablespoon or two of ice water (you shouldn't need much more). Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead three times. Gather the dough into a ball,then divide into two portions, making one slightly bigger than the other. Press each portion down into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 days.

FOR THE FILLING


Step 2

In a skillet over medium-low heat, cook the apples without any oil, stirring gently, until they just begin to soften, 5 - 7 minutes. Transfer to a dish and set aside. Add oil to the pan and increase the heat to medium-high. Add the onion,pork, brown sugar, salt, and spices. Cook, using a wooden spoon tobreakup the meat, untilitislightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let the meat mixture cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to afoodprocessor.Addthe breadcrumbsandpulse five timesuntil the mixture hasthe texture of coarse sand. Set aside.

TO PREPARE THE CRUST


Step 3

Dust your counter and rolling pin evenly with flour. Unwrap the larger disk of dough and put it on the counter, turning to coat with flour. Roll out, working from the center, to 13-inch circle. Turn the dough periodically and flip it over to prevent sticking; dist the counter with additional flour as needed. Roll the dough up around the rolling pin and transfer the dough to a pie plate. Press the crust into the sides of the pie plate, draping any excess over the edge. Unwrap the smaller disk of dough and rollout as before, working from the center, to an 11-inch circle. Set aside.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 425-degrees-F and set a rack to the bottom position. Fill the pie; Pour the meat mixture into the bottom crust and gently smooth the top with a spatula. Arrange the cooked apple slices over the meat, pressing down to make the whole construction as smooth and neat as possible. Transfer the top crust to the pie and lay it over the filling. Using a sharp knife, make two 3-inch slashes in the crust to allow steam to escape. Fold the edges of the bottom crust up over the top crust and crimp the edges to seal. Brush the crust with the egg wash and decorate with sage leaves, if desired. Bake at 425-degrees F for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375-degrees F and bake until the crust is golden brown, 35-45 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let coolfor25 minutes before serving.

NOTE I: Firm-sweet apple varieties (include, but not limited to); Honey Crisp, Snap Dragon, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Gravenstein, etc.


NOTE II: Firm-tart apple varieties (include, but not limited to); Granny Smith, Goldrush, Newtown Pippin, Northern Spy, Suncrisp, Rome, etc.


Tips & Variations


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