Pork Pie

This savory, double-crusted pie is delicious served warm or chilled.

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  • Servings: 8

Photography: Mike Krautter


  • 4 ounces bacon (about 4 slices), chopped
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground clove
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Pate Brisee for Savory and Sweet Pies
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Mustard, such as country Dijon, and cornichons, for serving


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until fat begins to render, about 2 minutes. Add ground pork and cook, breaking it up into bite-size pieces, until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Return skillet to medium-high; swirl in oil. Add onion, garlic, and celery; season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and brown in spots, 7 to 9 minutes. Return pork mixture and any accumulated juices to skillet. Stir in potato, broth, cinnamon, and clove; season with pepper. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until broth is mostly evaporated, 25 to 28 minutes.
  2. Transfer pork mixture to a bowl and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Lightly beat 1 egg; stir into pork mixture with parsley.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with racks in center and lowest positions. Roll out one disk of dough to an 11-inch round on a work surface dusted with flour. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate; trim edges to a 1/2-inch overhang. Transfer pork mixture to pie shell. Roll remaining dough to an 11-inch round and center over filling. Trim edges to a 1/2-inch overhang. Fold edges of top crust under edges of bottom crust, tucking dough until flush with edge of pie plate. Crimp edges with the tines of a fork. Freeze until firm, about 20 minutes. Beat remaining egg with 1 teaspoon water. Brush crust with egg wash, then cut a few vents in top of crust.
  4. Bake the chilled pie on the center rack with a rimmed baking sheet on the lowest rack (to catch any drips) until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles slightly through vents, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack 30 minutes before slicing. Serve with mustard and cornichons.