Mini turkey & cranberry pies

Mini turkey & cranberry pies

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(10 ratings)

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



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


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  • 1 egg, beaten



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  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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16th May, 2013
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?
5th May, 2013
Very easy to make, we took them round the family at Christmas & they went down a storm!!
27th Dec, 2012
Loved these - they looked crazy due to using puff pastry. Tasted delicious and v v easy.
23rd Dec, 2012
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!
4th Dec, 2012
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.
22nd Oct, 2012
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
3rd Jan, 2012
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.
22nd Dec, 2011
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!
14th Oct, 2011
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.
4th Jan, 2011
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'


9th Dec, 2015
This has already been asked with no response - at what stage do you freeze them and can you reheat?
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14th Dec, 2015
Hi there. You can freeze these raw then bake once thawed, or you can reheat them if you freeze them already cooked.
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24th Jun, 2014
What is the advice about re-heating from frozen? Can these be thawed and eaten cold?
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