With your Thanksgiving leftovers, you don’t just have to settle for a plain turkey sandwich anymore — you can transform them into a delicious Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie! If you love Thanksgiving dinner, just imagine it wrapped in buttery pastry.
The Best Way to Reuse Thanksgiving Leftovers
This pie recipe is the perfect way to give your leftovers a second life. With layers of ham, turkey, stuffing, mash, and glued together with gravy and cranberry sauce, it’s a whole new meal for your family to enjoy. If you have had your fill of turkey and all the trimmings and don’t feel like eating it straight away then simply assemble and pop the unbaked pie in the freezer for a later date.
How Do I Make A Savory Pie Crust?
Have you made my sweet Pie Crust? Ok well, it’s the same method but without sugar — here’s my Savory Pie Crust recipe. This recipe is what we would call ‘short’ in the baking world. Meaning it has lots of butter (almost 1/2 butter to flour) which makes for a very flaky, delicious dough. It’s really a beautiful dough to work with and it freezes really well so you can have some ready to go in the freezer.
What Can I Add To A Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie?
This is the kind of recipe that lets you have flexibility and be creative. If you wanted to use up your leftover peas and carrots you could do that and make almost like a turkey pot pie. The same goes if you want to leave out anything that I used, like the mash or ham. There is really no wrong way to make this recipe.
How do I Store Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie?
Store your Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie covered well in the fridge. To reheat it, cover well and then bake it in the oven at 350°F/180°C for 20-25 minutes or microwave on high for 3-5 minutes depending upon how much you have left.
How Long Does Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie last?
It will last in the fridge for up to 4 days but also it can be frozen (unbaked or baked) for up to 4 weeks.
Tip and Tricks to Making Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie:
- You can use Homemade Savory Pie crust or good quality store-bought
- Get creative and add any leftovers into your Thanksgiving Pie, like cooked carrots or peas
- Assemble your pie the day before and bake it off fresh the next day
- Unbaked or fully baked pies will freeze really well for up to 4 weeks
- Make individual pies rather than one big pie
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie Recipe
My Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie recipe takes everything you loved (and have leftover) from Thanksgiving and puts it into a delicious pie for your next meal.
- 1 recipe savory pie crust
- 3-4 slices roast turkey
- 3-4 slices cooked ham
- 2 cups (6oz/170g) gravy
- 2 cups (6oz/170g) mashed potatoes
- 2 cups (6oz/170g) stuffing
- 1 cup (6oz/170g) cranberry sauce
Butter a 9-inch pie pan or casserole dish. Set aside.
Divide your pie crust into 2/3 and 1/3 pieces. The larger piece of pastry is for the base and the smaller for the top.
On a floured surface, roll out the larger piece of pastry a little less than 1/4 inch thick.
Carefully lay your pastry into the buttered pan leaving some extra pastry hanging over the edges in case your dough shrinks.
Roll out the smaller piece of pastry to the same thickness and set aside.
Building your Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie: In the base lay some ham and turkey. Follow that with a 1/2 the gravy to keep the meat moist.
Next add a layer of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course, the rest of the gravy. You can tell by now that this is going to be a big pie!
Finsh the pie with non other than a nice thick layer of cranberry sauce.
Glaze the rim of the pie and carefully lay on the final piece of pastry, sealing and crimping the edges. Egg wash the top and make some slits for steam to escape. Chill the whole pie while the oven pre-heats.
Bake the pie at 375°F (190°C) for roughly 45-55 minutes or until the pastry is a lovely golden brown.
Allow cooling for 30 minutes once it comes out of the oven and then serve. Store remaining pie covered in the fridge for up to 4 days. This pie will also freeze well.