A study in Pork Pies

My curiosity got the better of me when shopping the other day and I bought a traditional English Pork Pie.

I'd never eaten one of these before, figuring that pies should be hot. However, these really are quite tasty. Not really what I was expecting when I chopped a slice out, but tasty all the same.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 12th April 2007, This photo: 9:27am

Previous Photo: Bushfire
Next Photo: Heart of Stone


  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    cold pork pie and chutney

    love it
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, didn't have any chutney with me... not sure how that'd go.
  • Maki_C30D said:
    I thought you baked this one too:)
    wonderful composition!!
  • picsbymac said:
    If you find a tourtiere in Brisbane (a Quebecios pork and potato pie, seasoned with cinnamon/sage depending on who is cooking), try it cold with HP sauce...either the fruity or steak sauces work nicely. Sauce/chutney is excellent on meat pies when cold.
  • yewenyi (文意) said:
    I have not tried one of these yet. They look good.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not this time Maria - although now that I know they're tasty I might need to track down a recipe and give it a go.

    Hmmm, I'll look around but I think my chances of finding a tourtiere in Brisbane are fairly low. We only have the one variety of HP sauce here, Melissa, it's dark and quite strong (I like it).

    Definitely worth it Brian. Kind of completely unlike a pork bun ;-)
  • Margot- said:
    That is something I would love to try. If you find a good recipe and tested it, please share it with us. With pictures I hope. :o)
  • David de Groot said:
    Shall do Margot - if I get around to it, the recipe will be posted to degroot.id.au/recipes/
  • bobby stokes said:
    please join our group at


    a celebration of pastry and / or hats!

  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I can recommend chutney with pork pie too.
    I salute your braveness at testing an English pork pie :-)
    *mental images of "CMOT" Dibbler's pies in Pratchett - hehe ......*
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Well I always figured Mr Dibbler was selling the larger, usually served hot, sort of pie...but then now you mention it.... ;-)