Serve up a wonderful meaty masterpiece with this super easy traditional pork pie recipe from the Good Housekeeping Cookery Team.

Watch our step-by-step video to find out how to make pork pie from scratch with hot water crust pastry. This pork pie recipe shown here is more traditional as it is a Melton Mowbray pork pie, which is a traditional British meat pie, usually served cold. It consists of a filling of roughly chopped pork and pork fat, surrounded by a layer of jellied pork stock in a hot water crust pastry. Nowadays, this pork pie is perfect for a picnic or packed lunch, as well as special occasions like Boxing Day lunch.

The dish may seem a little daunting but with this easy-to-follow pork pie recipe it’s surprisingly simple to make and is quite impressive to serve up. Once you’ve learned how to make pork pie, you can easily adapt the recipe to include other meats or meat-free fillings.

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  1. Dear everyone freaking out that there’s no meat recipe. Read the “You will need” list at the start. It’s diced pork shoulder seasoned with salt and pepper. Yes, it lists the amount of pork. If you need more detail than that, you’re probably better off buying a pie 🙄

  2. If someone, say myself, were to take this recipe and make the pie smaller, and make multiples of them (like the little handheld ones from, say, ASDA), would the baking time be the same or shorter?


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