Mini Pork and Stilton Pies

  • 25MINS
  • 35MINS
  • 116KCAL

Pork pies are back on the menu, with our slimming friendly version, packed with festive flavour and a real buffet or party table treat!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories116
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein6.4g
  • Fat5.2g
  • Saturates2.1g
  • Sugars1.3g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Pork pies are back on the menu, with our slimming friendly Mini Pork and Stilton Pies!

These delicious, bite sized pies are perfect for party food or made up in the fridge for festive snacking.

We’ve used extra lean pork mince in this recipe, which is a world away from the usual fatty cuts of meat used in a pork pie, meaning each of these pies is only 116 calories each: around half of what you’d find in a shop bought version, and they taste so much better too!

We love serving these as party food, and they go really well on a buffet table alongside Cheese and Pickle Twists:

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We almost feel like we’re cheating when we serve these Mini Pork and Stilton Pies because they are so simple to make, but they really do look incredible.

For another firm party food favourite, we’ve also created a slimming friendly version of Pigs in Blankets in Puff Pastry!

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Packed with the festive flavours of tangy Stilton and sweet cranberry, make sure you grab yours from the buffet table quickly, these won’t be around for long!

Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes.

What diets are these Mini Pork and Stilton Pies suitable for?

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions:

  • Plain flour

Gluten free flour can behave differently to normal flour, so do check the packaging for instructions and adjust the recipe accordingly.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Mini Pork and Stilton Pies recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Mini Pork and Stilton Pies recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Mini Pork and Stilton Pies recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Mini Pork and Stilton Pies recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Mini Pork and Stilton Pies?

There are a couple of pieces of equipment we’ve used to perfect these pies: a 24-cup non-stick muffin tray, ideally metal, and a 9cm round pastry cutter for an even pastry shape.

You could also use an adjustable rolling pin if you need precision when it comes to the thickness of dough and pastry.

We’ve also used white vegetable shortening in our pastry, which you can usually find near the butter and includes Trex and Flora White brands.

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A 24 cup mini muffin tray is ideal for getting evenly sized pies, and fit the pasty perfectly.

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We’ve used a 9cm round pastry cutter for our pies, like one from this set available from Amazon.

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How many calories are in these Mini Pork and Stilton Pies?

There are 116 calories per portion in these Mini Pork and Stilton Pies which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Mini Pork and Stilton Pies are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, rub the fat into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add a good pinch of salt.

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Step 2

Make a well in the middle and add the water, stir in until it comes together in a dough. You may need to add a little more water.

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Step 3

Tip out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth.

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Step 4

Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for half an hour.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 180ºC and spray the mini muffin tray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 6

Place the pork mince, onion, sage, Henderson’s relish, mustard powder and 40g of the grated Stilton into a bowl, season with some salt and pepper and mix until thoroughly combined.

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Step 7

Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll out on a floured surface to a 2mm thickness.

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Step 8

Using a 9cm pastry cutter, cut into circles, re-rolling the scraps, until you have 24 circles.

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Step 9

Line the mini muffin cups with the pastry, then divide the pork filling evenly between them.

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Step 10

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Step 11

After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and put a small dollop of cranberry sauce on top of each pie, sprinkle the remaining Stilton on top and return to the oven for 5 minutes.

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Step 12

When cooked, leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges to gently loosen the pies from the tin.

Step 13

Serve! They are equally good warm or cold!

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How do you know when Mini Pork and Stilton Pies are cooked?

You should cook these Mini Pork and Stilton Pies until the filling is cooked through and is piping hot. This will take around 30 minutes in the oven, plus an extra 5 to melt the cheese on top.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Mini Pork and Stilton Pies in the fridge?

Once you’ve put them out, ideally you should eat them within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Mini Pork and Stilton Pies in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Mini Pork and Stilton Pies?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Mini Pork and Stilton Pies?

You can serve these hot or cold, simply defrost and serve if you prefer them chilled.

To reheat from chilled: Defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight and warm through in a moderate oven for 10 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and warm through in a moderate oven for 10 minutes until piping hot.

 

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Mini Pork and Stilton Pies

Pork pies are back on the menu, with our slimming friendly version, packed with festive flavour and a real buffet or party table treat!
  • Prep Time
    25 MINS
  • Cook Time
    35 MINS
  • KCals 116
  • Carbs 11G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g 5% fat pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 handful fresh sage leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp Henderson's Relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • 65 g Stilton cheese grated
  • 6 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the pastry

  • 300 g plain flour
  • 75 g white vegetable shortening e.g. Trex or Flora White
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 7 tbsp cold water you may need a little more
  • low calorie cooking spray

24 cup mini muffin tray, ideally metal

9cm pastry cutter

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, rub the fat into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add a good pinch of salt.
  2. Make a well in the middle and add the water, stir in until it comes together in a dough. You may need to add a little more water.
  3. Tip out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth.
  4. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for half an hour.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC and spray the mini muffin tray with low calorie cooking spray.
  6. Place the pork mince, onion, sage, Henderson's relish, mustard powder and 40g of the grated Stilton into a bowl, season with some salt and pepper and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll out on a floured surface to a 2mm thickness.
  8. Using a 9cm pastry cutter, cut into circles, re-rolling the scraps, until you have 24 circles.
  9. Line the mini muffin cups with the pastry, then divide the pork filling evenly between them.
  10. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  11. After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and put a small dollop of cranberry sauce on top of each pie, sprinkle the remaining Stilton on top and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  12. When cooked, leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges to gently loosen the pies from the tin.
  13. Serve! They are equally good warm or cold!

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