Recipe Box, Pork & Pineapple Hand Pies

The weekend before Christmas, HHjr came in with a huge pork butt…

“Mom!  Check this out!  The store was running a special, spend $30 and you can buy a pork butt for $5, so I got the biggest one they had!”

The men in my family get very excited about pork… and this thing was a Monster…

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“You know there’s only 4 of us for dinner tonight, right?” I asked

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“I think I’ll put it on the rotisserie with some pineapple”…{ he loves to grill pineapple }

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And there it was, a giant 10 lb., 2 foot long, pork and pineapple kebab  🐷  🍍

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“Wow, that’s a lot of pork,” I mumbled…

pork and pineapple

“Oh, we’ll do something with it,” he said…

and by the next morning we had a plan,  BBQ Pork and Pineapple Hand Pies

BBQ hand pies thepaintedapron.com

He chopped up the meat and pineapple

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Then chopped it even finer and mixed it with his favorite Easy Breezy BBQ sauce

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He also added another small can of pineapple tidbits

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One sheet of puff pastry was perfect for 9 pies.  I cut it along the fold lines, then rolled it out a little thinner and cut each strip into 3 squares

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Add filling, fold and crimp

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We put them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and froze them.  Once frozen they were sealed in a ziplock bag for future baking

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We took them over to DD’s on Christmas Day, popped them in the oven, and had a satisfying supper as we enjoyed Christmas evening with just our family

Pork and Pineapple Hand Pies

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups cooked pork shredded or chopped
  • 2 cups pineapple tidbits or chopped pineapple
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce divided
  • 1 pkg. 2 sheets thawed puff pastry
  • 1 egg beaten, optional

Instructions
 

  • Mix meat with pineapple and 1 cup BBQ sauce. Add more sauce until the mixture is moist, but not too runny. Serve remaining sauce on the side for dipping.
  • Cut each sheet of pastry into 3 strips along fold lines, and then cut each strip into 3 squares. You should have a total of nine squares from each pastry sheet. Roll each square out to form a larger piece of pastry. Place about 1/3 cup of meat mixture onto each square. Dip your fingertip in water and brush over the edges of pastry. Fold over, sealing edges with the tines of a fork. Use a sharp knife to make a cut in the center of each pastry to vent while cooking. Brush with egg for a shiny crust if desired.
  • Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes until golden and pastry has cooked through. Serve with additional BBQ sauce on the side. Makes 18 hand pies.
Keyword appetizer, BBQ pork, hand pie, pineapple,

I was too pooped to properly photo…

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But, we all know that Puff Pastry is good wrapped around everything!

Save this one for Super Bowl Sunday!!  🏈

for another printable version of BBQ Pork & Pineapple Hand Pies click here

You also might like these super easy Puff Pastry Bites made with ham or salami and cheese-always a real crowd pleaser that only takes minutes to prepare

Italian puff pastry bites thepaintedapron.com

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Comments
17 Responses to “Recipe Box, Pork & Pineapple Hand Pies”
  1. Mary says:

    I would have never thought to make pork & pineapple hand pies Jenna! We have some pork in the freezer from our last Big Green Egg Butt, we’ll have to give some hand pies a try 🙂

  2. I need to get some puff pastry!! Delicious!

  3. Jodi says:

    what a great idea – and what is it with men and pork!? My hubby is the same 🙂

  4. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you. Sounds so good. Cute baby picture. Have a great day!

  5. Emily says:

    I have to say I would never have thought of this but I sure do like this idea, leftovers to freeze. Looks delicious and what a sweet baby you have to cuddle with.
    Have a great week Jenna………

  6. cozinest says:

    Great idea for Super Bowl Sunday!

  7. Lynn says:

    It looked amazing right off of the grill:@)

  8. twopluscute says:

    Great idea for the leftovers and looks so yummy, too!

  9. Great way to use leftover pork and I love puff pastry! Thanks for the ideas, Jenna!

  10. karen says:

    whoa that looks so darn tasty! I really need to make these. Stopping by from #TickleMyTastebuds

  11. Julie says:

    Wow Jenna, this looks so good and yummy.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  12. Sandra Garth says:

    That’s what I call a bargain and you made good use of it!

  13. JESS44903 says:

    Oh wow…what a neat combination!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Miz Helen says:

    Jenna,
    Your little guy looks adorable! You are right that is a very large Pork Butt, it looks fantastic and what a great idea to make hand pies. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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