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Cranberry-Tarragon Turkey Potpie

No recipe image available.Forget the traditional noodle and pasta dishes! For a definite change up, this flavorful pot pie turns leftover holiday turkey into a whole new 'feast' your family will enjoy.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup diced cranberries
1/2 cup cooking sherry
2 cups water
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 pound leeks, washed trimmed and sliced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
4 cups shredded cooked turkey
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
2 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pastry for 1 (9-inch) double-crust pie*
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place cranberries in a small bowl with sherry and soak 10 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan add water; bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add carrots and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in leeks and cook 1½ minutes more; drain.
  4. In a small skillet, heat oil and sauté mushrooms, until tender. Transfer mushrooms to a large bowl; add the vegetables and turkey.
  5. Drain the cranberries, reserving the liquid, and add to the turkey mixture with parsley, orange peel and tarragon; gently mix.
  6. In the skillet used for the mushrooms, add reserved liquid and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  7. In another saucepan, heat butter. Whisk in flour; cooking until lightly browned. Slowly stir in the sherry mixture and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Fold into the turkey/vegetable mixture.
  8. Place one pie shell into the bottom and up the sides of a 2-quart baking dish. Pour mixture into baking dish. Top with the second pie shell; pinching edges to seal. Cut slits in the center and brush with a wash of egg and water.
  9. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Serve hot.

Makes 6 servings.

*Use store bought ready-to-use, or homemade pastry using your favorite recipe, or ours: Basic Pie Crust 101.