With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Heartland Pork and Apple Pie

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heartland Pork and Apple Pie

I just learned that January 23rd is National Pie Day
Instead of a sweet pie, how about a savory meat pie with the complimentary combo of pork and apples to celebrate. 
It goes together easily (especially if using refrigerated pie crust) and is great served on these single-digit temperature days.  I even tossed in some leftover carrots from a corned beef brisket I made this week.

Heartland Pork and Apple Pie
recipe source: Reader's Digest, Like Grandma Used to Make

1 pound lean ground pork
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground sage
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne) (I used black pepper)
2 store-bought or homemade pie crusts
2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbs sugar
1/4 tsp ground allspice
milk (I used an egg wash)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a 10-inch skillet, cook the ground pork, onion and celery until the meat is no longer  pink.  Drain off fat.  Stir in the breadcrumbs, chicken broth, salt, sage and pepper.

Line a 9-inch pie plate with one of the pie crusts, trim.  Spoon the meat mixture into the pie plate.  In medium bowl, combine the apples, sugar and allspice.  Spoon over the meat mixture.

Place the remaining pie crust over the apple mixture; fold under and crimp. Cut slits in top crust.  Brush with a little milk.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings @517 calories each

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This looks amazing and is such a tasty combination of ingredients! Happy Pie Day:@)

Beth said...

National Pie Day? I didn't even know such a thing existed! That is definitely cause for celebration!

podso said...

What an interesting recipe! I should try a meat pie for a change. And when I was on pic monkey I saw the vintage roses. :-)

Maria said...

Happy Pie Day! Ha! This pie sounds wonderful, apples work so well with pork and this looks delicious! I love savory pies!

Janice Pattie said...

Yes, I noticed it was Pie Day. There seems to be a different food to celebrate every day now! That looks like a real family pie and so delicious with the apples and all. Happy Pie Day!

Sue said...

This looks and sounds so yummy, pork and apples go so well together! What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Pondside said...

What a lovely little bit of serendipity. I got up extra early this morning to find a recipe for something to bring to a potluck luncheon tomorrow - needing to shop and cook this evening after work. This will be perfect, as I will be able to make it this evening and bake it just before going to the luncheon. Thank you!

Susan said...

Those pies sound very yummy, LDH. Very yummy indeed. I could eat them any day of the year as well as on National Pie Day. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Leann said...

Oh Lorraine this is right up my Dad's alley - he would love it! I'll have to share the recipe with my Mum!

Stay warm!


Barbara F. said...

Sounds really good. I like apples and pork together, and anything wrapped in a flaky crust, well, you know it will be delicious! xo

EMMA said...

That sounds delicious! we always have apple sauce with pork so my lot would love this.

Mary said...

What a delicious savory pie. It is a perfect post for National Pie Day. I hope all is well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your family is so fortunate to have a cook like you in their family. This pork and apple pie looks incredible, especially near the dinner hour. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-That sounds like something these boys would gobble down. I am saving this to my files, Lorraine- thanks-xo Diana

Maple Lane said...

A very hearty sounding meal for the cold weather we are having.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

that looks wonderful and pie sounds great...might have to celebrate

Tammy said...

I don't eat meat, but that cranberry orange cornbread sounds yummy! Might have to make that this weekend. Have a good day. Tammy

myletterstoemily said...

i love savory pies so much, especially
since i have given up all desserts! i
can't wait to try this. thank yo!

Robyn said...

Well that looks delicious and it's all ingredients I have on hand. Thank you for sharing this! :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Pork and apples are such good partners and must be delicious in this meal of a pie!

Melissa said...

I just love Pies like this! this looks so good!

Great photos!!

Marysol said...

I've always been a fan of apples and pork, but I've never put them in a pie.
Very clever, and delicious!


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