Turkey Pie Recipe


For as long as I can remember my family has celebrated the holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) with a turkey dinner and a gathering of loved ones. In that past few years I have become the official turkey “cooker” and while I enjoy hosting our family dinner, I don’t always enjoy the leftovers. That all changed when I came up with this Turkey Pie Recipe; it is simple, delicious and something I can coax my kids to eat!

You will need:

  • 2 to 3 cups of cooked, shredded or cubed Turkey
  • 1 medium size Onion
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups Chicken (or vegetable) broth
  • 1 cup frozen pies
  • 1 tsp savory
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Pie dough

What to do:

  1. Start by chopping the onion and celery into small pieces
  2. Put one tablespoon of butter into a deep frying pan and melt over medium – low heat; once the butter is melted add the onion and celery and cook until soft and translucent, stirring often
  3. Add the 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 flour to the veggie mixture and stir until combined, continue to stir the mixture for two minutes. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Add 1 cup milk and 2 cups stock to your mixture, stir in spices
  5. Allow your mixture to cook for 5 minutes before adding the diced turkey
  6. Your mixture will continue to thicken as it cooks, stir periodically until it reaches the consistency you are looking for (similar to gravy)
  7. Stir in the frozen peas and remove your mixture to cool slightly
  8. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  9. Roll your pastry to 1/8 inch thickness in the desired size, for these mini pies I used a cup to cut my pastry into small circles and then put the circles into muffin tins. Alternatively you could make a full size pie.
  10. Once your pie crust(s) are ready you can add your turkey mixture to it/them
  11. For these mini pies I placed an additional circle of pastry on top, which gives it a rustic look. If you prefer to make a proper crust you are welcome to do so!
  12. Place your pie(s) in a hot oven and bake for 20 to 45 minutes (depending on size); or until pastry is golden brown.



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