Slow Cooker Maple Sriracha Pulled Pork Mini Pot Pies

Mini puff pastry dough pot pies filled with roasted butternut squash, sweet apple chunks and and tender slow cooker pulled pork infused with the sweet and spicy combo of maple syrup, sriracha and hoisin sauce.

Sriracha Maple Pulled Pork Mini Pot-Pies make th perfect-comforting dish for fall.
Surprise!  Today is a special day!

We’re finally taking a break from all things pumpkin today and celebrating David from Spiced Blog, with a virtual baby shower!

David and his wife Laura are expecting their first bundle of joy in just a few weeks — a sweet baby boy and a few of us bloggers have gathered together to throw him a party!  Having two small kiddos myself, I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this.

For those of you that know David, he loves grilling and Southern food so we each brought along something to share that fits this theme.

To create these Maple Sriracha Pulled Pork Mini Pot Pies, I channeled my inner dude food taste buds (aka ask the husband :) ) and pulled together an easier version of pulled pork made in the slow cooker.

Because like any parent with little ones will soon realize — a meal that you can just throw together and forget about until it’s ready to eat is a winning battle to be celebrated!

This pulled pork cooks up nice and tender after eight hours of simmering away in the crock-pot with some garlic, onions, maple syrup, Sriracha, soy sauce and hoisin sauce.

Sriracha Maple Pulled Pork Mini Pot Pies make the perfect comforting dish for fall!
The flavors are seriously mouth watering on its own but since this is a baby shower I decided we could use some finger food so I tossed the pork together with some roasted butternut squash, chunks of sweet apple and stuffed them all together into mini pot pies.

To keep things on the easier side, we used a package of thawed frozen puff pastry and baked them up in a muffin tray.

These mini pot pies have a Southern Asian fusion vibe going on plus they’re cute and manly at the same time making them totally appropriate for a dude shower.

Sriracha Maple Pulled Pork Mini Pot Pies make the perfect comforting dish for fall!!
Don’t forget to stop by David’s blog to drool over his wonderful creations and and wish him “Congratulations” and be sure to check out all the other delicious recipes the rest of the awesome bloggers brought!

A big thanks goes out to Chris of Shared Appetite (a new dad himself) for organizing this shower!

Congratulations David and Laura!  Welcome to the world of parenthood, we are so happy and excited for you!

Sriracha Maple Pulled Pork Mini Pot Pies make the perfect comforting dish for fall!!

Slow Cooker Maple Sriracha Pulled Pork Mini Pot Pies

Mini puff pastry dough pot pies filled with roasted butternut squash, sweet apple chunks and and tender slow cooker pulled pork infused with the sweet and spicy combo of maple syrup, sriracha and hoisin sauce.

8 hrCook Time

8 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Two 17-ounce sheets frozen puff pastry dough, cut into 4 1/4-inch squares

  • Pulled Pork
  • 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Sriracha hot sauce or to taste
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder
  • 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash, diced
  • 1/2 cup apples, cored, peeled and diced

  • Egg Wash
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Trim pork shoulder of all excess fat. Coat with olive oil and season with kosher salt and pepper. Place pork in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and saute garlic and onions for about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the maple syrup, Sriracha, hoisin, soy sauce, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, orange juice & brown sugar and cook for about 5 minutes.spoon sauce over all sides over the pork.
  4. Cover and cook on low for approximately 8 hours (or high for 4 to 5 hours), until fork tender.
  5. Shred pork with two forks. Continue to let cook for about 30 more minutes to absorb juices. Discard garlic cloves and onion before serving pork.
  6. Spray muffin tray with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Divide puff pastry square into muffin tins. Keep remaining pastry covered and chilled. Spoon about 1/4 cup pork mixture into each biscuit cup. Top with a few pieces of butternut squash & apple chunks. Drizzle with another 1 tablespoon of sauce over filling. Top with another puff pastry square and pinch the sides of the pastry together. Cut two slits at the top of the pies and brush with egg wash. Place entire muffin tray in fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
  8. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  9. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let the pot pies cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Notes

Refrigerate any leftover pulled pork and use within 3 to 4 days.

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Don’t forget to check out the other fabulous recipes for David’s baby shower!

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Chocolate Bacon Toffee by Bakerita

Pumpkin Beer Soft Pretzels by Baking A Moment

No Bake Salted Caramel Apple Slice by The Big Man’s World

Philadelphia Cheesesteak – Southern Style by Beer Girl Cooks

Shredded BBQ Chicken Nachos by Blahnik Baker

Cinnamon Churros by Cook With Manali

Grilled Brown Butter Burgers with Swiss + Boubon Mushrooms by Cooking for Keeps

Cider Braised Brisket by Foodness Gracious

Ham Potato and Corn Chowder by Gather For Bread

Mini Croques Monsieur Sandwiches by Hip Foodie Mom

Wolfpack-Style Meatballs by The Iron You

Pecan Praline Popcorn by Jem Of The South

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pecan Tarts by Kevin Is Cooking

Maple Sriracha Pulled Pork Mini Pies by Life Made Sweeter

Vanilla Almond Snowball Cake by Pizzazzerie

Something Amazing by Real Food By Dad

Cinnamon Bacon Donuts by Runnin Srilankan

Buffalo Garlic Knots by Shared Appetite

Spicy Butternut Bacon Deviled Eggs by Snixy Kitchen

Maple Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Donuts by URBAN BAKES

Vegan White Pizza with Spinach & Basil by Whisk & Shout

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Lovely comments

  1. Maple and sriracha? yes please! I am starting to collect ideas for party food for Dave’s 40th birthday and these will be perfect. Great man food!
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  2. What a fun recipe, Kelly! These sound like the perfect dish for a baby shower. I love all foods in mini form too, so I’m sure these wouldn’t last long in my house. Such a creative recipe!
    Gayle@Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Apple Pie Granola

  3. These pot pies are TOTAL dude food! Congrats to David and Laura and how sweet of you guys to throw a shower for them! I just want to grab a handful of these gorgeous pies right out of my screen and go to town! 😉
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  4. How pretty are these pot pies? I love that you infused some Asian flavor with the hoisin sauce and that you channeled your “inner dude.” You can cater my virtual parties anytime! 😉

  5. Kelly – your pot pies sound fantastic! And I simply adore the way they look! Cannot get over how flaky that crust looks like! Simply fantastic!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Cinnamon Bacon Doughnuts

  6. I’m so glad I am not the only one that uses ready made pastry 😉

  7. These mini pot pies have so much flavor in them, it’s unreal! Obsessed :)

  8. What a fantastic flavor combo!!! A little spicy, a little sweet, a little salty! Girl you are killing it!!!

  9. This is totally right up dude food alley! My mouth is watering just thinking about the maple + sriracha + hoisin combo that you have going on here. I suspect that slow cooker food is going to be my new best friend here in a couple of weeks, and these mini pot pies are such a creative way to serve pulled pork! Thank you so much for this post. You guys totally surprised me with this…and now I’m really hungry after looking at all of this amazing food! :-)
    David @ Spiced recently posted…Brownie Pizza

  10. Your “inner dude” did an awesome job with these pot pies, Kelly! I seriously love all the flavors you put together here….that maple sriracha sounds right up my alley! I would never have thought to use pulled pork in a pot pie — genius idea! Congrats to David and Laura, too. :)
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  11. You’ve somehow managed to use all of my favourite words in one amazing recipe title. Seriously, these sound (and look!) so good!!
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  12. These sound SO flavorful and so incredible – I love pulled pork!! All wrapped in flaky puff pastry too? Sounds fantastic.
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  13. Aww, how fun! Congrats to them! This is such a great idea, and it looks amazing!
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  14. Kelly, these look AMAZING! I love the sweet and savory combo. It’s always killer. Wishing David and his wife the very best on the baby :)
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  15. Instant PORTION control, except with me… I would eat about 10 ! ha ha
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  16. These look awesome, Kelly!!! I am loving all the flavors here…that sweet, salty, and spicy thing has got me super excited to try this out. Not to mention, these look so darling. Perfect for a casual meal with your guy or a nice dinner with friends <3

  17. I love how these pies are so many with the BBQ theme and yet, perfectly delicate and seasonal! And hooray for more butternut squash. I just want to add it to everything these days! :)

  18. Little pot pies with homemade pulled pork? I’ll take a dozen! : )

  19. Maple and sriracha sounds incredibly awesome. And these Mini puff pastry dough pot pies sound so good. With the filling of roasted butternut squash, apple chunks. Looks perfect for baby shower.

  20. These pot pies are definitely dude food! Even as a lady, I want to devour one. Great job!

  21. What a great combination of flavors! My husband would love these!
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  22. Maple sriracha is just such a good combo and I LOVE that you combined it with pork and pot pie!! This sounds awesome Kelly!!
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  23. One of my favorite things to eat as a kid were pot pies…and I’m certain they were not homemade, so you can imagine my thrill over these! Gorgeous and delicious!
    annie@ciaochowbambina recently posted…Crispy Fried Chicken Fingers with Homemade Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

  24. pies are my absolute favourite comfort food! These pulled pork mini pies sound so delicious Kelly! Love the sriracha flavours too!

  25. I just went through that entire ingredient list and there is not ONE thing that I don’t love Kelly! These are the ultimate pot pies!

  26. What chicken pot pies, I never want one after I saw these. OMG they look so good, that butter dough, the pulled pork, all favorites of mine, amazing recipe. Pinned.
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  27. Great flavors! These pies look beautiful and delicious! Love the photos Kelly! Congrats David and Laura!
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  28. These look amazing! That delicious flaky crust!

  29. I desperately need this in my life, Kelly. These mini pot pies look utterly delicious!

  30. Holy smokes!!! I love everything about this! Total comfort food!
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  31. Those pot pies are just adorable and those flavours sound incredible! I definitely need to make those soon!
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