Peter Pan – Tricorn Pirate Hat meat pies

 “A different treatment was accorded to Wendy, who came last. With ironical politeness Hook raised his hat to her, and, offering her his arm, escorted her…” -Peter Pan


Anyone, Lost Boy or no, who has spied a scurrilous band of pirates can identify them by their bristling weapons, stripey attire, and distinctive hats. 

Savory and awesome, these tricorn meat pies are a perfect addition to any sound pirate party! The flexibility of the recipe allows for using your favorite variety of sausage, and results in a flaky, delicious snack for parties, movie nights, or just a bit of fun the rest of the time. 

Tricorn Meat Pies Recipe

Prep: 20 minutes           Baking: 20-30 minutes

Yield: 12 meat pies


  • 3 large sausages of your choice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 stick butter (8 Tbs.)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • water – enough to hold it together
  • 1 beaten egg, for glaze
Cut each sausage into four equal pieces. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rub or cut the butter into the flour. Add the salt and the egg, then just enough water to make a cohesive dough. Roll out the dough about 1/4″ thick, and using two round cutters, cut into 24 discs: you should have 12 5″ rounds, and 12 3″ rounds. 
Arrange all of the larger discs on your workspace. Place one piece of sausage on top of every dough disc, then place the smaller disc on top.  Gently push the top dough down around the sausage- it probably won’t go all the way down to meet the bottom dough, but that’s fine. 
Wet down the bottom disc with water, then carefully fold up the edges to form the tricorn shape, making three points, and pinching the dough together where needed. It may take several times to make the sticky dough bind to itself- be patient! Continue with all the dough and sausages.
When all the tricorns are made, carefully make an X shape on each side with a small knife to simulate stitches on the hat. Place the meat pies on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. 
Allow to cool for several minutes before eating- the sausage will be hot!

11 thoughts on “Peter Pan – Tricorn Pirate Hat meat pies

    • Thanks! I see from your blog that we not only share a love of baking, but also have near-twin cats. Pretty cool! :p

      • So I had to find a picture of your cat, and oh my gosh you weren’t kidding!
        Also, (although not nearly as evident, it’s what drew me to your blog) a love of books 🙂

      • Huzzah! What books do you count among your favorites? And does your cat have a tail? (mine doesn’t!)

      • Sashi does have a tail. She was a barn cat rescue. A few of my favourites are Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Stardust by Neil Gaimon, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, although I could probably list a hundred more 🙂

      • Very cool. My cat, Percival, was also a rescue, from VT. I like to think there’s a whole extended family of wild tailless cats roaming around up there. 🙂

        I loved both Ella Enchanted and Stardust! I should flip back through and see if there is any food of note in them. Pretty sure the Poisonwood Bible had some, as well…

      • I think a pack of wild tailless cats would be quite the sight to see! how long have you had Percival? I remember there being lots in Ella Enchanted with the Fairy food and the Giant’s wedding! The other two I don’t remember quite as much

  1. out of curiosity, what type of sausage did you use? am also wondering if this could be done with store-bought puff pastry — the sealing technique would probably be different. HMMMM….

    • I used a lamb sausage, because I had a package in the freezer (one of the perks to cooking Game of Thrones food so often!). I think any savory sausage would do, although I’m partial to hearty game varieties.

      As for the puff pastry, I bet it would puff too much, and you’d lose the hat shape. A better bet for a sausage and puff combo would be the Meatrolls from Pern.

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