Boxing day recipes - Turkey and Stilton pies
PUBLISHED: 00:00 24 December 2015
Ditch the turkey sandwiches and try out this recipe that makes use of two ingredients you will have in abundance over Christmas. Turkey and Stilton
Preparation time 25 minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes
Per serving 520 kcals / 15g fat
1 tbsp olive oil
3 sweet potatoes cut into chunks
225g chestnut mushrooms
400g leftover cooked British turkey breast, cut into chunks
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
1 tbsp brandy
100ml chicken stock
150ml double cream
75g Stilton, crumbled
375g pack ready rolled puff pastry
1 small egg, beaten
1. Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan and fry the sweet potatoes and cook over a low heat for 8-10 minutes until just beginning to soften. Stir in the mushrooms, cooked turkey, garlic and half the thyme and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6. Pour the brandy over the turkey mixture and allow to bubble for 1 minute, then add the stock and cream and warm through gently. Remove from the heat and stir in the Stilton.
3. Unroll the pastry. Cut 4 pastry lids slightly larger than the 400ml dishes you are using. Divide the filling between the 4 dishes. Wet the rim of the dishes with water. Lay the pastry circles over the top and press to the rim firmly. Brush with beaten egg and scatter with rock salt and remaining thyme.
4. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.