Scrumpy Pork Pie

By The Nosh Team -Posted on 10th Oct 2012  

Recipe info

Cost: £1.65 / PERSON

Serves: 4

Ease: ****

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins


  • 4 large potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • oil to fry
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 500g pork mince
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 mug (1⁄2 pint) cider
  • 1 tablespoon concentrated vegetable stock or a vegetable stock cube
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, or 3-4 fresh sprigs
  • 1⁄2 mug water
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg
  • green veg to serve

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan oven/2201. ºC/gas 7. Grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Put the cubed potatoes on a baking tray and sprinkle the tablespoon of oil over. Season with salt and pepper and distribute the oil evenly with your hands.
  3. Heat a little oil in a large pan or wok. Add the onions and garlic and fry for 1 minute. Add the celery and sweet potatoes and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add the pork mince and fry until the meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  6. Add the cider, stock, thyme and water. Season well with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and the sauce should thicken. Turn down to simmer, for 10 minutes, with a lid on the pan.
  7. Put the potatoes in the oven for 30–35 minutes.
  8. Pour the pork mixture into the casserole dish. Unroll the pastry and place over the top of the pork. Brush the top with beaten egg. Pierce a hole in the centre to let out the steam.
  9. Place in the oven for 25 minutes, until the pastry is cooked and browned on top. Serve with the potatoes and green veg.

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