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Sumptuous Turkey Pie

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I was in a quandary as to what to call this pie as Turkey, Bacon, Leek and Mushroom Pie was too long and Turkey Pie didn’t quite do it justice. So I settled with Sumptuous Turkey Pie as I think this title suits it perfectly. The rich creamy sauce marries so well with the turkey, bacon, leeks and mushrooms to make one of the most delicious pies I’ve ever tasted. My whole family loved this pie and best of all it doesn’t take too long to make.

When I was 21 I spent a few months working in an up-market caterers and delicatessen where one of my many jobs was to make pies for the shop. There was a brilliant chef who took me under his wing to teach me little tips and tricks during my time there. For some reason I never really carried on making pies once I left but like getting back on a bicycle after many years, all the skills I learned came flooding back once I got back in the swing of it. The lovely thing about pies is that you can let your imagination go wild when it comes to decoration but always remember to put a cut in the centre to allow the steam to be released; you don’t want your delicious pie filling spilling over the sides!

I made my pie with some leftover roasted turkey which I had in the freezer. Another good source of turkey would be to roast a couple of legs which are inexpensive and readily available in supermarkets these days. You could eat one and keep one for pie making (you’d probably get two pies out of one leg). So don’t just sit there, go and write a shopping list because this pie is too good to be left languishing on this page – your family will love it!

 

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This Sumptuous Turkey Pie is so delicious and the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas turkey! With cream,leeks, mushrooms and streaky bacon this pie ticks all the boxes!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 130g Streaky bacon, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 2 Leeks, sliced
  • 160g Mushrooms, sliced
  • 170g Cooked turkey, diced
  • 200ml Chicken stock
  • 200ml Double cream
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 320g Roll of puff pastry
  • 1 Egg beaten for egg wash
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Fry the streaky bacon in 1tbsp oil until crispy.
  3. Then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Add the leeks and mushroom and fry gently until softened (about 5 minutes).
  5. Next add the bay leaf, stock, cream and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer and add the turkey and bacon and heat through for a few minutes.
  7. Unroll the pastry sheet and cut out a lid for the pie and stripes to line the rim of your deep pie dish.
  8. Moisten the pastry strips with water using a pastry brush and stick them to the rim of your deep pie dish.
  9. Ladle the turkey pie filling into the dish.
  10. Top the pie with the pastry lid using more water and crimp the edge with your fingers.
  11. Then “knock up” the edge with a sharp knife all the way round to give a puffed up looking edge. (Making lots of little cut marks up the edge).
  12. Make decorations with the remaining pastry if wished and pierce a hole in the centre with a knife to allow the steam to escape.
  13. Brush the egg wash over the pie and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden.
  14. Serve with petite pois and carrots.
  15. Serves 4.

NB: Previously published over at Great British Chefs.

Luxury, delicious, best, leftover turkey

“Knocking up” the edges creates a lovely layered effect.

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  1. Lisa Williams

    this would be such a great way to use up the leftover turkey … thank you 🙂

  2. Martina Evans

    This looks absolutely gorgeous! I would love to make this for the family. We just love us some turkey, especially for our Christmas roast.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina;-)

  3. Ursula Hunt

    Love your decoration on the top of this pie, you are very clever

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you Ursula! Picked up a few tips when I worked in a professional kitchen when I was 20:-)

  4. Paul Wilson

    Great use of the Christmas leftovers.

  5. Kaci Soderstrom

    Ooh very nice. Looks great!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I can’t tell you how good it is:-)

  6. Anne Dalzell

    i may not eat chicken but i do still like a nice bit of Turkey,a pie is always a winner.

  7. Anne Dalzell

    i may not eat chicken but i do still like a nice bit of Turkey, a pie is always a winner.

  8. HANNONLE

    this looks so gooooood *drools*

  9. Linda Watson

    Oh….that looks divine……

    I adore making pies, chicken & ham being a favourite in our house, but this is perfect for all that left over Turkey at Christmas…..

    Thanks x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s a big hit here:-)

  10. tracy nixon

    I made this and it was lovely! I love turkey and chicken and so made it with chicken too and it was just as tasty!

    1. Camilla

      So glad you liked it:-)

  11. William Gould

    Wow! That looks and sounds fab! We Have some turkey chunks in the freezer….

    1. Camilla

      It’s heavenly:-)

  12. Ann Robinson

    You can never have too many turkey recipes especially with xmas coming up

  13. Carolyn Clapham

    Sounds gorgeous!

  14. Susie Wilkinson

    That looks gorgeous!

  15. Rachel O'neill

    turkey bacon and leek nom nom nom, will be making this!

    1. Camilla

      You won’t be disappointed:-)

  16. Michelle Kinsey

    Lovely! I’m lying in bed, starving hungry and I’m drooling all over my clean bedcovers! This looks amazing! Definitely on this weeks menu xx

    1. Camilla

      Oh do let me know what you think, we love it:-)

  17. Jo Hutchinson

    Amazing looking pie and pastry.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  18. jrhymer

    I love a pie that is full of filling like this one – looks mouth wateringly gorgeous 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s the best pie I’ve made to date:-)

  19. auntygeek

    We always have a turkey and bacon pie at Christmas to use up the turkey 🙂

  20. Danielle Stevenson

    Delicious recipe! Might have to try this next week 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Oh I hope you do:-)

  21. Tracy Nixon

    Lovely! I am going to make this at the weekend!

  22. DANIELLE VEDMORE

    Looks fab – my kind of pie! x

  23. Maya Russell

    Truly scrumptious, sumptuous pie! Had a look at the recipe which is so easy and simple. I think I’ll double up to get more portions.

    1. Camilla

      Do let me know how you get on:-)

  24. Paul Wilson

    Turkey, much underrated for most of the year.

    1. Camilla

      Isn’t it just:-)

  25. Heather Haigh

    That looks so good.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

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