How to Make BBQ Pork Puffs

How to Make BBQ Pork Puffs

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Makes: 16 | Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Adapted From: Apron’s Delight

BBQ pork puffs are a roast pork- and honey-filled puff pastry. Chinese flaky pastry is a dough similar to that used for western croissants and puff pastry.

This dish has long been one of my favorites to order when I’m out for dim sum, partially because I assumed BBQ pork puffs would be difficult to make at home. Not so. If you allow yourself the one shortcut of using prepared puff pastry dough, BBQ pork puffs are really quite easy to put together.

There’s just something about the marriage of puff pastry, sweet roast pork and sesame seeds that works really well. Eat these BBQ pork puffs as soon as they come out of the oven when they’re hot and chewy.

Can you share any expert tips from your experience making BBQ pork puffs? Want to ask a question before you try making it yourself? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

BBQ Pork Puffs Recipe

Makes: 16 | Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Adapted From: Apron’s Delight


3/4 pounds of Chinese roast pork (char siu)
1 yellow onion
1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3/4 pounds of prepared puff pastry dough
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 egg yolk for brushing


1. Dice the roast pork and onion. Set aside.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, brown the onion, add the roast pork and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the hoisin sauce, sugar and water and simmer for 4-5 minutes on low heat. The pork should be moist, but not wet. Remove and cool.

3. Roll the puff pastry out to a heavy paper thickness and cut into 16 – 2.5″ by 3.5″ rectangles.

4. Place a tablespoon of the roast pork mixture and roll, pressing the edges flat to form a pillow. Use a fork to press down and close the edges, while poking fork holes on the top of each puff to let out steam while baking.

5. Place the puffs on a baking tray lined with tin foil. Brush the egg yolk on each puff and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

Learn more about BBQ Pork Puffs from these Experts

Watch Josephine from YummyEasyCooking make BBQ Pork Puffs (VIDEO)
Karen from The Tasty Bite shares her BBQ Pork Puff Recipe
BBQ Pork Puffs with toasted sesame seeds at Seasaltwithfood

HT: Photo by Steel Wool.

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