A Recipe for Turkey Pot Pie

by Kathy Smith

Turkey Pot Pie Recipe:

3-4 lb turkey, cut into sections or pieces

Pie dough (recipe below)

1/4 cup of butter

Salt and pepper

1 cup whole milk (do not use non-fat milk)

4 cups turkey stock

8" baking dish or pie pan


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Put the pieces of turkey in a large pot and add just enough water to cover the top of the turkey. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to medium-low and slowly boil until the meat is tender. While the turkey cooks, you may prepare the pie dough and grease the baking dish.

Cut the dough in half and then roll out one half to just about 1/8 inch thick. Carefully put the rolled out dough in the bottom of the pan. If there is any leftover pie dough, cut it from the edges of the dish and set aside.

Place shredded turkey in the pan and also any remaining pie dough. If possible, layer the turkey and the remaining dough. Add the milk and evenly distribute with two tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle with salt/pepper to taste.

Now take the second half of the dough and roll into a long 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Dice the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter into little pats and distribute along the dough. Fold the dough in thirds and roll out. Repeat. This ensures that the butter is blended into the pie dough. Roll out into a thin circle and cover the bottom half of the pie. Squeeze the edges together and then cut a hole in the top to let steam to vent.

Bake the turkey pot pie in your oven for 35-45 min until the juices are bubbling and the crust is lightly browned.

Pie Dough Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, cut into tiny pieces or shortening

3/4 cup ice water


In a big mixing bowl, mix the flour and salt and then work the butter lightly into
the flour using either two forks or a pastry blender. Once the flour mixture resembles coarse meal, slowly add the ice water and combine just until the pie dough holds together. Do not over mix, or else the pie dough will get "gummy". Cover in plastic wrap and chill in your fridge for 60 min in order to "relax".

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