Probably my new favourite use for leftover turkey is turkey pot pie. Yes you can eat the leftovers as you normally, or make a hot turkey sandwich with them, which is also good. But if you want something that completely mixes the leftovers up in a brand new way and tastes fantastic, you can’t go wrong with turkey pot pie. It’s also a great idea to freeze the leftover turkey for a month or two and then pull it out later to use because by that time you are no longer totally overwhelmed with turkey. Don’t get me wrong, I like turkey…..but sometimes too much of a good thing, really isn’t good.
Pie can be quite intimidating to make. It’s the crust that tends to get people of course. I’ve made several different recipes for pie crusts now and while there is no foolproof method, all I can say is that they aren’t that easy to screw up. It’s true, they don’t have to be perfect and they will still taste fantastic, AND they will still taste better than the store bought version. Why, just take a look at my pie. The edges aren’t all that pretty but it still taste amazing. Also, I find that the easiest method for rolling out the dough is between layers of plastic wrap, as originally mentioned in my butter tarts recipe. It helps keep the dough together, and prevents it from sticking to the counter.
Oh and if you want proof of how much we loved this recipe, just take a look at the leftovers. Only two people ate that much! One other thing to note. is that this recipe can very easily be doubled. I made two pies and froze one for later. OR you can double the recipe and bake it in a casserole. It’s very flexible.