I have always been a fan of King Arthur and its recipes. Dating back to 1790, As an employee-owned company, they are all bakers at heart. Their products are amazing, their recipes unique, and baking items to drool over.
Their latest creation in time for Thanksgiving is a mix of American and British cuisine. Turn all those delicious holiday leftovers into a sumptuous encore meal! Just mix up a quick and easy English classic hot water pastry, line a pan, and layer all the leftovers within.
From there you can freeze and bake later, or pop in the oven to have that turkey dinner feast all over again.
Makeover Turkey Dinner Pie
- 9 x 5 loaf pan
Hot Water Pastry
- 4 cups 480g King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup 227g water
- 8 tbsp. 113g unsalted butter, beef suet, or lard
Leftovers for Filling
- 1 1/4 cups 313g stuffing
- 1 cup 227g squash or vegetables
- 4 cups 475g turkey, cut in 1” pieces
- 1 cup 245g turkey gravy
- 1 cup 230g mashed potatoes
- 1 1/4 cups 325g whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Make The Pastry
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Scoop out a well in the center.
- In a medium saucepan bring the water and fat to a boil, stirring to melt the fat.
- Pour the liquid into the well in the flour mixture, stirring until everything is evenly moistened and cool enough to handle comfortably (it will feel as comforting as warm towels out of the dryer).
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times. Cut off one-third (about 267g) for the top and place it aside to keep warm; under the mixing bowl is a good spot.
- To make a deep-dish pie: Roll the larger piece of dough into a 13” circle. Transfer it to a 9” or 10” deep-dish pie pan and press it down into the bottom, letting 1/2” hang over the edge.
- To make a loaf-shaped pie: Roll the dough into an oval 16” long and 12” wide. Press it into a 9” x 5” loaf pan with the edges just hanging over the sides. You should have some overlap at the corners; press these together to create a seam.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Spread all the filling ingredients (except the cranberry sauce) on top of one another in even layers in the order listed. Portion the cranberry sauce into a 1” border around the edges.
- Roll the remaining smaller piece of dough into a circle or rectangle, depending on the shape of your pie. Place on top and fold the overhang over it.
- Crimp the dough to seal it, then cut several slits in the top to allow steam to vent.
- Brush the top of the pie with the egg wash. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until you see liquid bubbling through the vents.
- Remove the pie from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing. The pie is delicious hot, at room temperature, or even cold from the fridge (after baking, of course).
- Refrigerate the pie for several hours before baking, if desired; bake as directed above. To freeze, wrap the pie airtight and store in the freezer for up to three months. See "tips," below, for thawing and baking instructions.