Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

How was your Christmas? Merry, I hope!

I know many of us will have a tonne of leftovers. For me, the best part of Christmas leftovers are turkey sandwiches and turkey pot pie! Here is an easy recipe for pot pie. I like a thick and hearty filling so I use leftover gravy and pretty much any other leftover veggies. The crust uses frozen butter to create the flakiest crust that you will ever taste.

2-1/2 c flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup frozen butter
12 tbsp ice cold water

2 c turkey, chopped
1/2 c carmelized onions
1 c cooked yams, diced
1/2 c carrots
1/2 c peas
any other veggies you have left from dinner could also be added
1-1/2 c gravy

What to do

  • In a large bowl, stir or whisk together flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Using a box grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour bowl. (this is not fun, but well worth it)
  • Toss the butter and flour mixture together.
  • Add the ice water by the tbsp so evenly spread over butter-flour mixture.
  • Using your hands (take off your rings!), mix and knead the mixture until it comes together in a smooth ball.
  • Divide the dough in two, wrap each in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate at least an hour, perferably overnight.


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, gebtly mix all of your left overs together. Season as required.
  • Take dough out of fridge and let warm up slightly so you can more easily work with it (15 minutes).
  • Flour your working surface and your rolling pin.
  • Roll out the first wrapped dough so it fits into the bottom of the 9 inch glass or ceramic pie plate.
  • Add the turkey mixture.
  • Roll out the second half of the dough and place on top of pie.
  • Tightly crimp the edges of the two layers of dough together so they form a tight seal.
  • Slice four vent holes in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake for 60 minutes.
  • If you find the crust browning too much wrap edges in foil.
  • Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving.

Note: Any leftovers should be reheated in the oven as microwaving it will make the crust soggy.


  1. That crust looks amazing! I might just have to whip this up tonight.

  2. Love the use of gravy in this!! I bought a couple extra turkeys while they were on sale at Christmas, definitely going to try this!