Bangers and Mash Hand Pies

Friday, April 29, 2011
One of the most beautiful Royal couples will marry today.

I became interested in the Royal Wedding pre-martial interviews when Prince William was interviewed.

He touched my heart with his words about his mom, Princess Diana.

He talked about the great love he will always hold for her and how he thinks about his mother Princess Diana every day in her teachings, as much was taught to him by her in his role of who he became as an adult and stood Prince.

Today he still carries those values with him and isn't a day that goes by he doesn't think of her.

Kate Middleton, his Princess bride-to-be, said she wanted to model after her in this new life she will begin and take after his mom's memory and role model.

Such a tearful moment in time to think his mom was only 36 years old at her untimely death.

If you would like our tribute recipe for these Bangers and Mash Hand Pies the printable recipe is at the bottom just scroll down and hit print.

Step By Step:

  1. preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. make the mashed potatoes and cook the meat
  3. make the dough
  4. roll and cut out rounds
  5. fill, brush with egg wash, and bake

Hand Pies Filled:

dough rolled out cut into circles, filled and folded over then sealed with fork tines

Egg Wash:

beaten egg and brushed on top of the hand pies before baking

Handpie Dough:

a mixture of flour, salt, and shortening to make a flaky hand pies dough

Cooked Sausage:

cooked sausage flavored with gravy and wine

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes:

mashed boiled potatoes flavored with parsley and garlic

Banger and Mash Hand Pies

These little hand pies can be filled with any cooked meats, any vegetables cooked and mixed together.

Mix and match whatever you prfer, the dough is versatile and will be perfect with whatever fillings you choose.

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Bangers and Mash Hand Pies

Bangers and Mash Hand Pies

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min
Little hand pies filled with sausage and potatoes called bangers and mash


  • Meat Filling:
  • 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage, or any kind of sausage you like in preference
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dry brown gravy mix (from 0.75-oz package)
  • 1/3 cup burgundy red wine
  • Pie Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt mixed together with flour
  • 2/3 cup shortening cut into the flour then add
  • 4 1/2 tbsp ice water
  • Mix till the dough forms a ball...Roll out on floured board two 9-inch crusts and line the pie plate (Or use store-bought.)
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 egg, beaten with
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Potato Filling:
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 cup of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • pinch cayenne and black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat Blend together mashed potatoes, parsley, and garlic.
  3. In an 8-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the meat is no longer pink. Drain on paper towels.
  4. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon gravy mix and 1/3 cup wine.
  5. Add to skillet.
  6. Simmer until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
  7. With 4 inches round cutter, cut rounds.
  8. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of mashed potatoes in the center fold over 1 tablespoon of meat, and use fork tines to press to flatten slightly.
  9. Brush the edges of the topped pastry with water.
  10. Place the remaining pastry rounds on top of the meat mixture.
  11. Pinch edges to seal
  12. Place on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Using a sharp knife, cut 3 slits in top of each pastry. Brush tops with beaten egg.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown sometimes takes up to 30 minutes.

Note: this is with a streusel topping added

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  1. What a lovely tribute to this young couple and to the amazing Princess Diana...And your hand pies are gorgeous my dear :)

  2. The filling of these dumplings is very appetizing and tasty. They're perfect for a dinner with friends. Bye bye, have a great week end

  3. Those sure look delicious! It has been fun reading about how others will celebrate. Also fun learning about British foods.

  4. Yumm-Y! They seem like a very lovely couple.

  5. Lazy bum that I am I'd have to make this with packaged pie crust, but that's not so bad. Nice words about the royals.

  6. Those look awesome. I'm forwarding this to my friend Hungry Jenny - she specializes in these type of pies.

  7. Another delicious recipe you've come up with! Thanks for sharing, they look SO good.

  8. Mm, I had bangers and mash for dinner last night at a pub, haha. This looks yum - never thought of putting mash inside a pie before - potato cubes maybe, but not full-on mash, great idea!

    Happy Royal Wedding Day!

    Hungry Jenny x

  9. I do bangers and mash as an entree but never encrusted. A sweet way of wishing well to a young couple and lovely remembrances of the Princess of Wales.

  10. So yummy! Lovely tribute to the Royal couple :)

  11. Lovely tribute to royal couple. Both looks delicious.

  12. Lovely pies! look how golden and shiny they turned out :)

  13. I didn't get to see the wedding since we do not have television; but I've watched a few clips on the Internet. It brought tears to my eyes. They are such a beautiful couple and I believe in the love that they share. I love this recipe that you have shared. They look absolutely delicious. Have a wonderful weekend, Candace

  14. You did the Royal Wedding justice with your lovely version of bangers and mash...mmmmm

  15. Love your yummy recipe - even better than the wedding :-)

  16. What a beautiful couple..
    Best wishes !!!
    Your recipes are a bright spot in my week; it's rare I can convince my spouse to indulge in sweets! And I just live for sweets...

  17. Lovely tribute to a special couple!
    and love this pie!

    Have a nice week end

  18. I love your version of this pie, so good!!

  19. What a creative filling for the pies! So delicious! I love the black and white photo.

  20. Aw- love this idea. And, you wrote such a nice tribute to the royal family- nice work. :)

  21. Yes, the wedding was just beautiful! Such a nice tribute! And your pies look so yummy! I've never seen these before.

  22. Sweet tribute to the couple.. thanks for sharing.

  23. It was so much fun the watch the Royal Wedding. Great post. Glad you could be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescasper

  24. A lovely post. I enjoyed it very much, and must say those pies look delicious.

  25. Wasn't it a wonderful wedding?! We so enjoyed it here in England!

    Your recipe is a cool fusion of two British classics - bangers and mash and 'pasties' - basically meat pies you can hold in your hand as you say! I'm sure they taste absolutely scrumptious - the recipe sounds wonderful. Great idea! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.


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