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Leftover Turkey Pie

A thrifty way to turn leftover turkey meat (or chicken) into a delicious family meal

Leftover turkey pie
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Working with Love Food Hate Waste, Schwartz have pulled together a collection of recipes which are perfect for using up leftovers, helping you to reduce waste and hopefully save some money at the same time.

Prep time: 
5 minutes
Cooking time: 
60 minutes
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  • 7g (¼oz) butter
  • 125g (5oz) streaky bacon, chopped
  • 675g (1½lb) leeks, sliced
  • 675g (1½lb) cooked turkey
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 900ml (1½ pints) chicken or turkey stock
  • 125ml (4fl oz.) white wine
  • 4 tbsp. crème fraiche
  • 1 tbsp. Schwartz Thyme 
  • 1 tbsp. Schwartz Sage 
  • 1 tsp. Schwartz Tarragon 
  • 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.
  2. Heat the butter in a large pan and fry the bacon for 2-3 minutes until it begins to crisp, add the leeks and cook for 10–15 minutes, until they are softened.
  3. Add the turkey and heat through, then sprinkle over the flour and stir in.
  4. Add the white wine, crème fraiche and Herbs. Stir through and allow to simmer for 10 minutes to reduce slightly. Season to taste.
  5. Spoon into an ovenproof dish, top with the pastry and brush with the egg. Cook in the oven for around 30–35 minutes, until the pastry is cooked.

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