Turkey and Stuffing Pasty #SundaySupper

When we started making our move to the UK I have to confess I thought we wouldn’t be celebrating things like Thanksgiving any more. It isn’t a holiday here so I guess I just assumed we would let it slip by. But I was so happy to be embraced by a loving family here who were more then excited to include an American holiday into their lives. It has remind me what the true meaning of Thanksgiving is. A time to be thankful for what we have been blessed with in our lives. And I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am that I have married into the Hunter family. It isn’t often that you can say that you are best friends with your mother-in-law.

This Sunday Supper we are inspiring you with amazing ideas of what to do with Holiday leftovers. So in celebration of the merging of this American holiday with my British family I wanted to make a dish that resembled this merger by making a Thanksgiving pasty.

This pasty (a traditional English hand held pie,) is such a perfect blend of holiday food but in a different form to my usual sandwiches. And it was so simple to put together since I used pre-made pastry. I hope you give it a try this year. And don’t forget to take a moment out of the usual madness of the holiday and focus on the people (or pets) that bless your life. Even during the hardest times in our lives if we stop to think about it we can find things we are thankful for. So this year I want to say publicly that I am so thankful for my UK family. Thank you for making my move to another country, away from my family, one that has been filled with so much joy.

Turkey and Stuffing Pasty

500g pack shortcrust pastry
200g (1 c.) cold, cooked leftover turkey, chopped
236g (1 c.) cold, leftover stuffing
59mL (1/4 c.) gravy
2 tbsp cranberry sauce
1 free-range egg, beaten to glaze


Set your oven to 200 C (400 F).
Roll out the pastry thinly and cut out six 20cm circles, using a saucer as a guide.

Add the chunks of turkey, stuffing and gravy into a bowl and mix well.

Place a generous spoonful of the mixture along the centre of your pastry circle. Drop a teaspoonful of the cranberry sauce on to your meaty mixture.

Now take up the two opposite edges of your pastry circle to meet in the middle over your filling. Pinch or crimp the edge with your fingers in the middle of your pastie and along both edges to seal. Lift your pastie onto a baking sheet and repeat until you’ve filled all your circles. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes until golden.

Serve warm with a little extra cranberry sauce on the side. These were even given the seal of approval from my cutest critic.

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    Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Pasty
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    Serves: 6
     

    Ingredients
    • 500g pack shortcrust pastry
    • 200g (1 c.) cold, cooked leftover turkey, chopped
    • 236g (1 c.) cold, leftover stuffing
    • 59mL (1/4 c.) gravy
    • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
    • 1 free-range egg, beaten to glaze

    Instructions
    1. Set your oven to 200 C (400 F).
    2. Roll out the pastry thinly and cut out six 20cm circles, using a saucer as a guide.
    3. Add the chunks of turkey, stuffing and gravy into a bowl and mix well.
    4. Place a generous spoonful of the mixture along the centre of your pastry circle.
    5. Drop a teaspoonful of the cranberry sauce on to your meaty mixture.
    6. Now take up the two opposite edges of your pastry circle to meet in the middle over your filling. Pinch or crimp the edge with your fingers in the middle of your pastie and along both edges to seal.
    7. Lift your pastie onto a baking sheet and repeat until you’ve filled all your circles.
    8. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes until golden.
    9. Serve warm with a little extra cranberry sauce on the side.

     

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27 Responses to Turkey and Stuffing Pasty #SundaySupper

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  2. Yay, it’s working! ;) First of all, this was such a sweet post…I loved it. That pic of your daughter is beyond adorable…and these pasties are mouthwatering. I need them in my life!

  3. Since meat pies are a favorite of mine I am sure to adore Pasty’s!! What a terrific way to use Thanksgiving leftovers!

  4. Patti says:

    It’s soo nice to keep the tradition across the pond! Great recipe!

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  6. Your daughter is adorable and the pasties look so good!

  7. Wow! This sounds great! I like the textural interplay of flaky crust in a recipe like this with some bubbly!

  8. Conni Smith says:

    Oh my heavens, she is ADORABLE!!!!! And the little hand pies look great!

  9. Liz says:

    I love how you used American Thanksgiving leftovers in a classic English pasty! YUM! And your family is truly blessed…to all get along so well, and to have good friends wanting to share the holiday with you!

  10. Sarah says:

    Never thought to do hand pies! Great!

  11. These look fabulous and tasty too!

  12. Sheila says:

    This looks great! I will have to make them and bring them to work for lunch! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love, love love. Who doesn’t love a handheld meal!

  14. Carla says:

    So glad you are still able to celebrate Thanksgiving! It’s great when your new family is open to new ideas. I think I had a pasty once when I was in the UK. Love this Thanksgiving twist!

  15. What an awesome idea… I love that you can take these anywhere… especially Black Friday Shopping!

  16. This is a perfect way of using up leftovers!! I love these!

  17. LOVE IT! An entire meal in one tasty pastry package!! Look forward to trying this …

  18. Brilliant way to use up leftovers. I’m thankful that you are able to enjoy Thanksgiving in the UK :)

  19. These sound delicious. I can’t wait for Christmas leftovers (bc we are going out for Thanksgiving) to enjoy these!

  20. Your wee one looks like she’s enjoying that pasty. I’m so glad you still get to celebrate the holidays in the UK. This dish looks so good.

  21. Sarah says:

    I want to make this! I love how portable and easy to eat a pasty is. And daughter looks too cute eating her little pasty. I so wish my son was a picky eater. Just looking at this is making me hungry and wishing Friday would hurry and get here so I can make hand held turkey pastys.

  22. These look so good, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them since I first saw them yesterday! This would work really well with our family’s dressing, which is really our traditional ravioli filling with bread added. yum!

  23. Susan says:

    These are so perfect! I love that everything is inside the pastry.

  24. Your little one looks like she is loving that pasty!!

  25. Faye Leong says:

    I can see how tasty is this pastry from your little one! She’s really enjoying it! Great idea for leftovers!

  26. Love this! Meat pies are so yummy, and this is a great way to “package” leftover turkey. Handy too. I can take them on the go, or we can enjoy them around the table. Excellent solution to Thanksgiving leftovers!

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