Sunday, November 21, 2010

Need ideas for left over turkey??? Savory Hand Pies!!!

Savory Hand Pies
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke

  • Made with leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy. Add leftover chopped herbs for extra flavor.

Total: 48 minutes
Yield: Makes 18 pies


  • 1  cup  finely chopped roasted turkey
  • 3/4  cup  mashed potatoes
  • 1/2  (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  cup  cut green beans, cooked
  • 1  carrot, grated
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2  (14.1-oz.) packages refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1  large egg, beaten
  • Poppy seeds (optional)
  • Turkey gravy, warmed


1. Stir together first 6 ingredients. Season with desired amount of salt and pepper.
2. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll each piecrust. Lightly roll each into a 12-inch circle. Cut each piecrust into 6 circles using a 4-inch round cutter. Place about 3 Tbsp. turkey mixture just below center of each dough circle. Fold dough over filling, pressing and folding edges to seal.
3. Arrange pies on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with egg, and, if desired, sprinkle with poppy seeds.
4. Bake at 400° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with warm gravy.
Note: Unbaked pies can be frozen up to 1 month. Bake frozen pies 30 to 32 minutes or until golden brown.

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