Monday, 29 December 2014

Turkey-Bacon Pie and Sweet Hearts

If you live in Britain, then you love savory pies.  You have to, it's the law. Fortunately for me, I love pastry so pies are no problem - especially if you use the store bought puff pastry.


Today I baked our annual after Christmas pie.  This one was filled with turkey and bacon in a creamy herb sauce.


You can use almost any filling to make a lovely pie; turkey and ham, chicken and mushroom.  Even the vegetarian 'meats' like Quorn make a delicious savory pie. CLICK HERE FOR THE 'HOW TO' Instructions.  


Chances are, unless you make a massive pie, you will have some left over pastry. Never throw these scraps away.  You can use them to make a sweet treat.  Just thinly roll out the scraps of pastry and cut them into shapes with a cookie cutter. I used a tiny heart shaped cutter this time.


Place the pastry shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, brush with a bit of beaten egg or milk, and sprinkle over a generous amount of sugar and cinnamon. 


Bake your sweet hearts in a hot oven until they are a light golden brown.  Cool them on a wire rack and enjoy.  Waste not, want not, as they used to say.  It's rather like the After-Christmas Sales, two for the price of one! 

6 comments:

  1. Yes, the shop bought pastry is a life-saver. I made some little mincemeat parcels with my left over pastry.

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    1. What a good idea! I'll have to remember to do that next time.

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  2. Oh good heavens! Not only does this sound and look amazing it is beautiful! I have never had anything like this before! Just fantastic! A happy new years to you friend! Nicole

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    1. Happy New Year, Nicole! Meat pies are the staple diet around here. They are perfect for cold winter days.

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  3. Mmmm! I love pies ... but then I am British!

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  4. What a handsome looking pie, with lots of lovely pastry (one on my many weaknesses). Great idea for your leftover pastry I tend to make a small jam pastry roll polly.

    Happy New Year and best wishes for 2015!

    Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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