Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pie Reinvented

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I first posted this turkey pie reinvented many years ago. Today I’m back again because I took some new pictures and realized there’s no real recipe to this. You can put your leftovers together anyway you want.

You can use turkey, stuffing, left over corn pudding, a little bit of mashed potatoes and some brussels sprouts. Eat this with cranberry sauce. It’s so good.

Thanksgiving Recipe: Turkey Pie Reinvented from Spinach Tiger

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We know this wonderful cheesecloth roasted turkey is carved and mostly gobbled, but you still have leftovers.

We have a tradition that goes back before I was born. Every Thanksgiving we make Baked  Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Pudding, which is an Amish tradition that influenced much of Pennsylvania. I cream my own corn in a Vitamix, but you can use creamed corn mixed with regular corn. I add buttermilk (you can use milk) and eggs to bake this iconic dish.

The Key to pulling this together is use to your left over stuffing. Luckily I have six recipes for that.

Easy Stuffing Recipes

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Turkey Pie Reinvented from Spinach Tiger

It’s all mixed in the baking dish until it feels right, (very thickened cream corn) and baked until it looks done. This leftover corn pudding made this turkey, mashed potato pie taste amazing. This is truly a down home, American comfort food, that promises to conjure up good memories of home.

Since your leftovers are not my leftovers,you will have to just trust yourself on a winning combination, but I can share with you some basic tips and mistakes to avoid.

• Keep some of the celery and onions that you chop for dressing. (or use fresh, but be sure to saute them before adding them to the pie. You may not need if you have lots of stuffing.
• Keep some (not a lot) of gravy.
• Use your side dish for leftovers, except green beans casserole.
• Only use pastry crust for the top. You can purchase puff pastry.
• Mashed potatoes are a must and will hold everything together.
• Add fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme and sage.
• You can use some stuffing or dressing at the bottom of the pie. Pre-bake at bottom rack for ten minutes. Then add mixture and proceed with recipe.

I make my turkey pie cut-outs while I’m baking pies and freeze these for Black Friday.

Thanksgiving Recipe: Turkey Pie Reinvented from Spinach Tiger

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Turkey Pie Reinvented

A creative way to use Thanksgiving leftovers in one pie.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 2-4 stalks of celery diced with leaves (you can leave out, if you have in stuffing).
  • 2 cups turkey cubed
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes or any amount
  • 1-2 cups corn pudding or 1 can creamed corn
  • handful of parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup turkey gravy optional

Pie Doug for Cut Outs

  • salt and pepper
  • Pie Dough recipe below
  • cranberry relish
  • 6 tablespoons butter

Pie Dough (or store bought dough or puff pastry)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 stick ice cold butter cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons ice cold water
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Saute onion in butter for three minutes. Add celery. When both are softened (about 5 to 8 minutes, add turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, parsley and gravy. Cook until warmed through.
  • Spread into a pie plate. Smooth the top. Cut pastry into turkey shapes or any other shape with cookie cutter. Leaves, Christmas Trees, etc. are good ideas. Brush pastry with egg wash or cream.
  • Bake at 350 for one hour, or until pastry is golden brown.
  • Serve hot with cranberry relish on the side.

Pie Dough for Cut Outs

  • Mix salt and flour together. Freeze for a few minutes.
  • Cut butter into small pieces. Freeze for a few minutes, as butter softens immediately upon cutting. If using food processor, put flour mixture in bowl.
  • Lay small pieces of butter evenly over flour and mix for 20 seconds at a time, stopping as soon as dough is shaggy.
  • Stream in cold water one tablespoon at a time. ( If using kitchen aid type mixer, use paddle attachment on low setting for one minute max. Stream in cold water on sides of bowl. Mix on low, just until incorporated.)
  • Form into disc , wrap in plastic at least one hour.
  • Roll out and cut pastry shapes.
  • Put cut outs on pie.
  • Brush cut outs with milk.
  • Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until golden and crisp.

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