Turkey Pot Pie

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Makes 4 servings. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles.

 

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1/2 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/4 cup frozen green peas

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 tbls. all-purpose flour

3 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup diced potatoes

2 cups cooked and cubed turkey

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 tsp. chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 tsp. dried)

1 tbl. brandy

Salt and pepper

2 tbls. chopped parsley

1 puff pastry sheet (10″ x 15″), thawed if frozen

1 egg beaten with 1 tbl. water

 

1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a heavy saucepot, saute carrot, celery, onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, and peas in vegetable oil until vegetables are soft. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes.

2. Add stock and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and simmer until tender. Add turkey, cream, and sage and cook until slightly thickened. Add brandy, salt, pepper, and parsley. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

3. Spoon mixture into 4 oven-proof soup bowls or ramekins. Prepare pie tops by cutting pastry 1/4 inch smaller than ramekin top. Top turkey mixture with pastry. Brush with egg wash, cut slits in top, and bake until golden brown and bubbly, 20-25 minutes.