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