Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I saw this recipe on My Baking Addiction and I had every single ingredient in my freezer/fridge/pantry. I love those kinds of recipes.
The pot pie was really good, a bit rich, but isn't that the point of pot pie? Yes, the recipe really does call for 12 tablespoons of butter. This made a huge casserole dish of pot pie, I don't have enough ramekins for individual servings so we used a medium size pyrex dish for baking. We have a ton left, we'll be eating pot pie all week.
Turkey pot pie (recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction)
4 cups turkey or chicken stock;
12 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 sprigs fresh thyme (leaves only), (I used 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme)
16 ounce package of frozen vegetables (I used a frozen vegetable medley and also added frozen peas)
4 cups turkey; cooked and shredded
½ cup Sour Cream
1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough; thawed according to package directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly butter the insides of six oven-safe ramekins.
2. In a small saucepan, heat stock until hot, but not boiling.
3. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter. Add flour and stir constantly over low heat for 2 minutes.
4. Slowly whisk in the heated stock and simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
5. Add in salt, pepper, thyme, frozen vegetables and shredded turkey; heat until vegetables and turkey are heated through; about 10 minutes. Stir in Breakstone’s Sour Cream until fully incorporated.
6. Meanwhile, lightly flour a work surface and unfold your sheets of thawed puff pastry. Roll the dough slightly. Use the top of a ramekin as a template to cut out 6 circles from the puff pastry sheet.
7. Divide turkey mixture evenly between the six oven-safe ramekins.
8. Place a puff pastry circles directly on top of the each ramekin. Place ramekins on sheet pan.
9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
Note, if you make this dish the way I did, in a pyrex/casserole dish, I found it took about 30-35 minutes for the puff pastry to turn golden brown.