Mini Pork Pies
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1-1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 pounds ground pork
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 packages (14.1 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry
1 large egg
2 teaspoons 2% milk
Preheat oven to 425°. In a small saucepan, mix cornstarch and broth until blended; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
In a large skillet, cook pork, garlic and seasonings over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until pork is no longer pink, breaking up pork into crumbles; drain. Add broth mixture; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly.
Unroll each pastry sheet. On a work surface, roll each into a 12-in. circle. Using floured round cookie cutters, cut twenty 4-in. circles and twenty 2-3/4-in. circles, rerolling scraps as needed. Place large circles in ungreased muffin cups, pressing pastry onto bottoms and up sides.
Fill each with 3 tablespoons pork mixture. Place small circles over filling; press edges with a fork to seal. In a small bowl, whisk egg and milk; brush over tops. Cuts slits in pastry.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove pies to wire racks. Serve warm.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled pies in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw pies in refrigerator overnight. Reheat on ungreased baking sheets in a preheated 350° oven 14-17 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
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