Have all the flavors of Thanksgiving in neat little savory pies.
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 celery stick, chopped
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken stock or canned broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon sherry
- 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
- 8 small shallots, peeled
- 8 ounces button mushrooms, halved or sliced
- 12 ounces smoked turkey, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 pound puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
- Green beans, for serving
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Fry the onion and celery in the oil until golden brown. Add the flour and stir well. Remove from the heat and add the stock or canned broth, whisking well with a wire whisk to remove all the lumps. Return to the heat and continue whisking until smooth.
Add the cream and heat gently. Season to taste. Add the sherry, sweet potatoes, shallots, mushrooms, turkey, cranberries and parsley, and stir to combine. Simmer gently for 10 minutes and then leave to cool.
Divide the mixture among 6 small ovenproof dishes. Roll out the pastry to 1/8-inch thick and cut circles 1 inch wider than the diameter of the dishes. Brush the rim of each dish with a little beaten egg. Place a pastry circle on top of each dish, gently pressing the pastry around the rim to secure. Cut a small hole in each pastry lid and use any remaining pastry to make pastry leaves to decorate the lids.
Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown. Serve with green beans.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Hamlyn. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
818 calories; 51g total fat; 114mg cholesterol; 823mg sodium; 68g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 24g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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