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Sausage Hand Pies Appetizers Recipe

This delicious Sausage Hand Pies Appetizers Recipe is an easy, savory, baked meat pie that can be made into an appetizer or dinner recipe, perfect for for pork lovers!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish, Party Favorites
Cuisine: American
Servings: 45 mini hand pies
Calories: 186kcal

Ingredients

Sausage and Bacon Filling

  • 4-6 slices of Wright® Brand Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced small
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean® Roll Sausage (1 package)
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 20 kalamata olives pitted and diced small
  • 4 oz tomato juice (1/2 cup)
  • 3 packages of store bought pie crust (6 rolls total)
  • 1 egg to brush on dough before baking (to egg wash)
  • 1 tsp milk, cream or water (for egg wash)

Instructions

Cooking the Sausage and Bacon Pie Filling

  • With kitchen shears or sharp kitchen knife, cut the bacon slices into small strips.
  • Cook the small pieces of bacon until the fat is rendered over high heat.
  • Add the sausage and cook until the meat is brown.
  • Add the onions, garlic and spices and cook until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add tomato paste and olives and mix well. Cook for 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Let it cool before filling the dough.

Assembling the Sausage Hand Pies

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Make the dough or bring the store bought pie dough to room temperature.
  • Roll out dough and cut it into 15 circles, 3 inches around.
  • Use a tablespoon to fill the dough and press the dough closed.
  • Decorate the edges and place the hand pies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Combine egg and water to make an egg wash. Egg wash the hand pies and poke a small whole to vent on the dough.
  • Bake it for 18-20 mins until golden brown. Check to see if the baking sheet needs to be turned aoround for even baking halfway.
  • Remove from oven, place pies in cooling rack for 5 minutes and serve.

Notes

The filling for this recipe makes 45 mini hand pies (3 inches round). At this size, I would serve 3 small hand pies per guest as an appetizer.
It makes 16-17 large hand pies or hot pockets (5 inches round). For this size, 1 hand pie per guest is plenty for an appetizer. 2 per person will be great for dinner.
 

Nutrition

Sodium: 248mg | Calcium: 12mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 110IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 94mg | Cholesterol: 29mg | Calories: 186kcal | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 15g | Iron: 1mg