The Crazy Kitchen: Turkey & Apple Picnic Pies

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Monday, 27 August 2012

Turkey & Apple Picnic Pies

I have been once again challenged by Lean on Turkey to come up with a family turkey meal for under £10. This time it's a Summer meal, so with this great Summer weather we're having recently (!!) I thought I would make something for a picnic. These individual turkey pies are great for picnics and can be eaten hot or cold with salad and coleslaw.

As the weather was so rubbish this bank holiday we ate ours at home with baked potatoes and salad. The recipe makes around 12 pies, plenty for a family picnic and costs under £6 in total, making them less than 50p each.

Turkey & Apple Picnic Pies

150g Butter, straight from the fridge, cut into small pieces
300g Plain Flour
pinch of salt
2 tsp dried Rosemary
3-4 tbsp cold water
garlic clove, crushed
tbsp olive oil
340g Turkey Breast steaks
454g good quality Pork & Apple sausages, skin removed
1 egg, beaten

  • Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs, alternatively use a food processor or mixer.
  • Stir in the salt and rosemary
  • Mix in the water, a little at at a time, until the dough starts to come together. You may not need to use all of the water so add it gradually, or add more if needed.
  • Form into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and place in the fridge for approx 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the crushed garlic and fry the turkey gently, taking care not to brown, until cooked almost through (it will finish cooking in the pies)
  • Allow the turkey to cool slightly and cut into small pieces
  • Roll the pastry dough out to about 2-3mm thick and using a pastry cutter (or cutting around a round object) cut 12 rounds large enough to fill a hole of a muffin pan
  • Use a smaller cutter to cut 12 rounds for the tops and set aside
  • Press the large rounds into each hole of the muffin pan
  • Place a small amount of sausagemeat into each pie and top with pieces of turkey, repeat the layers until all the pies are filled
  • Brush the sides of the pastry case with beaten egg
  • Place a pastry top onto each pie and press down and seal the edges with your fingertips, carefully sealing any gaps
  • Brush the tops of each pie with beaten egg & make a small slit to allow steam to escape
  • Bake in a 180 degree (C) oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown
  • Leave to cool slightly in the pan before removing
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raining outside - no surprise there!

This is a sponsored post, however the recipe is my own

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