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Turkey Pithivier with Cranberries and Brie

Amanda
Perfect for using us leftovers, this festive pie is easy to assemble using store bought pastry.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 1101 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 pack puff pastry 375g each maximum
  • 100 g ham small cubes
  • 1 tsp fresh sage
  • 1 tsp fresh tarragon
  • 200 g cooked turkey small cubes
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 100 g chestnuts rough chopped
  • 100 g brie cubeb
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Cut out a circle about 20cm in diameter and place on parchment paper and transfer to a baking sheet. If you are using a block of puff pastry, roll out to about 0.5 cm.
  • Cut another circle 2cm wider than the plate.
  • Chop the turkey, brie, ham or bacon and chestnuts into bite sized pieces and mix with the herbs and cranberries in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Pile the filling into the middle of the smaller pastry round, using your hands to firm it.
  • Mix the egg with the water and use to moisten the edge and then place the larger piece over the mound.
  • Use your thumb and forefinger of one hand and forefinger of the other hand to crimp the edges.
  • Use a knife to make a steam hole in the middle and make curves in the pastry.
  • Cover the whole pie in egg wash and bake at 200C/ 400F/Gas6 for 10 minutes then 180C/350F/Gas4 for 30-40 minutes.

Notes

The nutritional value is approximate and calculated by the ingredients quoted. About a third of the pastry is left so the calories count will be less in reality.
Tips:
  • If you are using leftovers try adding a tablespoon of mayonnaise as it will help to hold the pie together.
  • For a more elegant pie you can layer the ingredients. For example, start with a turkey layer then ham, cheese, cranberries and chestnuts.
  • Serve this pie with a salad or a jacket potato for an easy dinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 1101kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 27gFat: 71gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 983mgPotassium: 344mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 5mg
Keyword brie, cranberry, leftover turkey, Pithivier
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