Thanksgiving in the US and Christmas in the UK sees us enjoying a fantastic spread of juicy turkey with tasty stuffing and scrumptious roasted vegetables. Every little ingredient is given special treatment ensuring it is our best feast of the year. Family and friends come and celebrate with us so we always prepare large quantities to ensure there is plenty to go round. As a result we end up with lots of leftovers. Leftovers mean that we end up eating turkey sandwiches or turkey soup for days and often the leftover veg goes to waste. Here is a delicious and very easy recipe for using all of those leftovers.
Christmas / Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie
Leftovers you can use in your pie:
Sausage / Bacon
Anything other leftovers you’d like to add
Puff Pastry (Frozen or make your own if preferred)
Chicken gravy (made from granules is fine)
1 Egg beaten
1. Cut up your leftovers into bite-sized pieces and mix together.
2. Make up some chicken gravy and add to the mix to make a sufficiently moist mix.
3. Find a suitable pie dish or casserole dish and transfer your leftover mix into it.
4. Roll out the pastry and place it on the top of the dish after brushing the rim with the egg mixture, sealing well.
5. Make 3 slits in the middle of the pastry to allow the steam to disperse whilst cooking and brush the top with the egg mix.
6. Cook in a preheated oven at 200C gas mark 6 for around 30 minutes or until the pastry is cooked and golden brown.
If you wish you can freeze the pie before cooking to save it for a later date but make sure you use a suitable pie dish that you can freeze and defrost before cooking.
The leftovers pie is a very simple and easy way of using your Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers.
Another recipe for your leftovers that you might like to try is the classic British leftover recipe Leftovers Recipe: Bubble and Squeak.
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