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Spiced turkey pie is a tasty pie with a hint of spice and full of flavour. It is a great way to use up leftover turkey and vegetables.
I love Christmas and making Christmas dinner but after Christmas there always seems to be a lot of leftovers. I usually make a big pot of pot luck soup, which uses up left over vegetables and ham and is a meal in itself.
We always seem to eat lots of salad following Christmas day which is a great way to use up left over stuffing and sauces along with the turkey and ham.
I am always looking for new ways to use up leftovers and recently Knorr challenged me to come up with a new recipe to do just this. Knorr have a great range of stock cubes that are perfect for using in pies and soups. I decided to try making a Spiced Turkey Pie which included lots of vegetables as well as turkey.
When I received my BBC Good Food magazine this month it had a recipe for a Spiced Moroccan Turkey Pie in it, as well as lots of other great ideas for Christmas cooking. If you are still looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea I recommend a magazine subscription. I love getting my new magazine at the start of the month and having a good read though it. I always find a pile of recipes I want to try and it stops me always cooking the same things each week.
I based my Spiced Turkey Pie on this recipe but modified it to use up the vegetables and spices I already had in the house that needed to be used up. The result was a lovely fragrant pie that was full of flavour, perfect for a warming meal in between Christmas and New Year.
I used the Knorr Touch of Taste Chicken in the pie which added a lovely subtle flavour. Whilst I am familiar with Knorr stock cubes I had not seen this product before. Knorr touch of taste is a concentrated liquid stock which subtly lifts the flavour of the dish. I will be adding this to my store cupboard stock as it worked really well. I also love the Knorr flavour pots and will be thinking of a use for the garlic one soon.
The spiced turkey pie used filo pastry, which is not a pastry that I have used before. I used frozen pastry, which was hard to track down. A lot of shops do not seem to sell it. The pastry has a very strange texture; it is like working with sheets of elastic. It is a really odd pastry to work with, it feels like it is stretching out as you place it in the tin.
You need to ensure that you place a few layers round the pie tin, brushing them with melted butter and making sure there are no gaps for the filling to leak out of. You also need to ensure the dish is well greased so you can remove the pie after cooking. Using the filo pastry made for a much lighter pie which is perfect after the excesses of Christmas.
Spiced Turkey Pie Recipe
Spiced Turkey Pie
- 2 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 tsp caraway seeds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ aubergine
- 1 onion
- 1 red or yellow pepper
- 1 leek
- 1 can tomatoes
- 1 tbsp harissa paste
- 1 tbsp Knorr touch of taste chicken stock
- 500 g cooked turkey
- 8 sheets filo pastry
- 100 g butter melted
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Peel and chop the vegetables into small pieces
- Heat the olive oil in a pan.
- Add the fennel and caraway seeds and cook for a couple of minutes
- Add the chopped vegetables and cook gently until soft
- Stir in the harissa paste then add the tomatoes and stock
- Simmer gently until the mixture thickens then stir in the turkey
- Leave to cool
- Preheat the oven to 200C Gas Mark
- Grease a pie dish or tin
- Add two sheets of filo pastry to the bottom of the dish, overlapping them and brush with melted butter
- Add two more sheets of filo to the dish making sure there are no gaps. Brush with butter
- Add the filling into the pie
- Add the remaining pastry to the top of the pie and brush with butter
- Scrunch the top of the pastry together
- Bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes.
The Spiced Turkey Pie was perfect for using up leftovers and was well received by my family who loved it. I will definitely be making it again in the middle of the Christmas period as a warming way to use up leftovers. If you are looking for other ways to use up turkey then turkey al kabsa is a tasty and warming meal with a touch of the exotic.
Turkey paella is also a great way to use up left over turkey.
What are your favourite recipes for using up leftover turkey? I would love to know.
Linking up with the kitchen clearout linky on Madhouse Family Reviews as I managed to use up left over vegetables and turkey.