"I can't wait to eat the exact same thing again tomorrow as cold or re-heated leftovers" said no one ever. Let's be honest, there's only one way to take leftovers from bland to breathtaking, and that's finding a way to transform them into something fresh and new.
These Holiday Leftover Mini-Pies brilliantly repackage your leftover chicken, turkey, stuffing, veggies and gravy by wrapping them all up in a delicious flaky pastry, baked to golden-brown perfection. Yum!
- 3/4 cup prepared herb seasoned stuffing
- 3/4 cup chopped chicken
- 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons turkey gravy
- 1/3 cup chopped cooked carrots
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 package (17.3 ounces) Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Stir the stuffing, turkey, 1/4 cup cranberry sauce, gravy and vegetables in a medium bowl.
Sprinkle the flour on the work surface. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the work surface and lightly roll to remove the fold marks.
Cut the pastry sheet into 3 (about 3-inch wide) strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 3 (about 3-inch) squares. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet, making 18 pastry squares in all.
Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.
Brush the edges of 9 pastry squares with the egg wash and spoon about 1 teaspoon remaining cranberry sauce in the center of each.
Top each with about 2 tablespoons stuffing mixture.
Top with the remaining pastry squares, stretching slightly to cover the filling, and crimp the edges of the top and bottom pastries together with a fork to seal.
Place the filled pastries onto a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, make 3 small cuts in the top of each pastry to vent. Brush with the egg wash.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Serve with additional gravy or cranberry sauce, warmed, for dipping.