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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Turkey Pie:

Happy New Year everyone! It has been a very busy holidays; preparing dinners, shopping for gifts, wrapping gifts and setting up last minutes Christmas tree to celebrated these wonderful seasons. Now it has come and gone! Everything is back to normal. I wish year 2011 will brings everyone a prosperous year and might all yours dream come true.

On Christmas Day, our family had a tradition Christmas feast. All family members come together to celebrate this special day. Numerous foods were made on the dinner table and we had fun. We cooked a huge turkey for the family and as usual there were leftover. What should I do with the leftover? I've decided to make turkey pies.

For today’s post, it’s the first turkey pie I've made in life. It’s not the greatest but it’s edible. The most important part is…my family loves it. I used the leftove turkey to make into three turkey pies. I create my own dough with flours from scratch. I think they turned out great but it can still be improve. We ate one and give the other two to my in laws.


     Pie filling –

·         Leftover turkey (skinless)
·         1 cup of chopped onion
·         1 stalk celery
·         4 carrots (cut in small cubes)
·         1 cup peas
·         1 cup of green beans (frozen)
·         1 teaspoon salt
·         3 pinches of black pepper
·         2 teaspoon of chicken stock
·         2  tablespoon of olive oil

Pie crust –

·         2  cups All Purpose flour
·         4 teaspoons of baking powder
·         4 tablespoons of butter
·         2/4 teaspoon salt
·         1 teaspoon ground sage

Cook the pie filling first. Bring the garlic to sizzle in a frying pan with olive oil. Pan fries the turkey with the vegetables. Close lid to simmer for 15 minutes. Make the cream base sauce with butter, flour and milk on a separate pot. Drain out the turkey filling and mix with the cream sauce. Keep the juices from the turkey filling to use that as gravy if prefer. Let the turkey simmer for another 15 minutes.

In the large bowl combine flour, baking powder, ground sage, salt, cold butter and milk. Form the dough into a ball and roll out. Slightly grease the pie dish before placing the flour piece on the bottom. Fill pie dish with the filling just right to the rim. Cover the top with another piece of flour. Close up the rim. Brush the top with egg whites. Poke three holes with fork on top for air release. Preheat oven to 450c and bake the pie for 20 minutes. Cool the pie off for about 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Oh com' on..it looks so delicious and yummy! Congrats on first time making turkey pie..and I wish you Happy NEw Year!!!

  2. Thanks Sandra! With my son's help, we created a great turkey pie dinner. I still have to work on the pie crust though. I will learn from the best pie specialists out there. :-)

  3. Your pie looks great and I like the fact that you and your son made it:D

  4. Thanks Quay Po Cooks! My son and I had blast while making that. He was in charge of the the sauce and I was in charge of the pie crust and the filling. Not bad from a 17 years old boy.... Haha! :-)

  5. Your turkey pie looks so amazing! It looks so juicy and delicious :)

  6. Christmas isn't over until I am in the kitchen making turkey pies, and I make lots of them. Make them up and into the freezer they go for those quick go to meals.
    I like your recipe and ingredient list. I still have some frozen turkey that just didn't make into a pie, I think I will give your version a go, thanks in advance.

  7. The blog is very good!

  8. Thank you all for your nice compliments. I will keep up with the good work and post more stuff whenever I get a chance. ;-)