Mini turkey & cranberry pies

Mini turkey & cranberry pies

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus chilling


Makes 8
These dinky pies are so versatile – try them with chopped ham and mustard, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal430
  • fat28g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.74g
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  • 500g pack shortcrust pastry
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 250g/9oz shredded leftover turkey



    The traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round though is only readily…

  • 8 tbsp double cream or crème fraîche
  • 8 tsp cranberry sauce


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…


  1. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface so that it’s just thinner than a £1 coin. Cut out 8 x 10cm circles using a pastry cutter or small saucer, then cut 8 x 9cm circles for the lids – you may need to re-roll the trimmings. Push the larger circles into 8 holes of a muffin tin, then divide the turkey, cream and cranberry sauce between them. Season well and brush the edges with a little egg. Place a lid on top of each and pinch the sides together to seal. Chill for 15-20 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Brush the tops with more egg, then bake for 25 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm, or leave to cool and enjoy cold.

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Comments (17)

nasus's picture

I'd l'd like to cook and freeze thèse pies for a wedding.Can I thaw them and serve them cold for à buffet?

dyetiz's picture

Very easy to make, we took them round the family at Christmas & they went down a storm!!

lizleicester's picture

Loved these - they looked crazy due to using puff pastry. Tasted delicious and v v easy.

hildabeth's picture

Everyone loved these! I used puff pastry as I prefer it, & went for creme fraiche rather than double cream - think that would be too sweet as emma said. I also added some fried bacon lardons to top them off, so delicious! I just layered all the ingredients; the creme fraiche & cranberry soaked through the turkey during cooking. Have made these twice so far & still have a fair amount of turkey so think I will make as many as my freezer can take!

rachel-cowie's picture

I used a puff pastry sheet cut into squares, then spread a little cranberry over half of the squares, layered the turkey, cranberry and creme fraiche then covered with non-cranberried pastry squares and crimped around the edges. Really nice, quick and easy- but a little too sweet for my partner.

pennybrasenell's picture

I was just looking through these receipes because I work for a local Authority and we are doing some work on our LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE campaign for Christmas. I atually made these little gems last Christmas and forgot to comment on them I think! anyway they are delicious and a perfect rescue receipe for leftovers at Christmas also have a look at

GVB's picture

I think my pastry is a little thick but the results are still delicious. I threw in some stuffing and a bit of extra safe. Fabulous! Will definitely make again.

melteaser's picture

These always go down a treat in our house. I use turkey or chicken and add crispy bacon or left over gammon ham to them. We have them all year round with sauteed potatoes and salad. Lovely!

pegohart1's picture

Scruptious and so easy to make! Will be making these for Christmas Dinner with the in-laws served with stuff balls & roasted veg. Used creme fraiche which worked really well.

emmalh's picture

wasn't sure about this one, the cranberry and cream mix just didn't seem right together which is a shame as I love all the ingredients separately lol maybe its because I used double cream not creme fraiche it was too 'puddingy'

tazmum's picture

Made these today but used suet pastry instead as hubby cant digest short crust due an operation he had and they tasted delicious will def be making them again not just for christmas.

abigailhiggs's picture

Buy a bigger turkey on purpose these are delish lol. Mite try with stuffing as well and see how they turn out, or maybe with bacon or something for a buffet.

julielou41's picture

I made this recipe today. Had slightly less turkey & pastry than the recipe says, so made smaller pies, & it worked out fine (think their pie tin holes are bigger!). I just put the turkey in first, then a dollop of creme fraiche, then a dollop of lingonberry jam (I'm in Sweden & it is so similar to cranberry sauce, which I didn't have). Oh, & I also added a little dried tarragon. I cooked them for a few minutes less because of being smaller. They turned out great & are yummy-I've eaten 3 already LOL

beekae1's picture

At what stage do you freeze?

depa1609's picture

Do you mix the turkey, cream and cranberry then put it in or layer each?


cindywoolley's picture

I didn't have any left over turkey so used turkey breast and they were delicious!

abigailhiggs's picture

These looks delicious, will def be trying these out for Christmas!

Questions (3)

DellienotDelia's picture

This has already been asked with no response - at what stage do you freeze them and can you reheat?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there. You can freeze these raw then bake once thawed, or you can reheat them if you freeze them already cooked.

ScarlettKitsune's picture

What is the advice about re-heating from frozen? Can these be thawed and eaten cold?

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