Turkey & Ham Pie – A Tasty Way With Leftovers

Turkey, vegetable and ham pie, one sixth cut

Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 25-30min
Serves 6 


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 2tbsp cornflour
  • 4tbsp milk
  • 225g cooked turkey, chopped
  • 100g cooked ham, chopped
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For The Pastry:

  • 350g plain flour
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 150g Trex
  • Beaten egg or milk, to glaze

To Make:

  1. For the filling, put the onion and carrot into a saucepan with the stock. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Mix the cornflour with the milk until blended, then add to the stock, stirring until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the turkey, ham, peas and parsley. Season.
  2. For the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Rub in the Trex with your fingertips until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in just enough chilled water to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Knead for a few moments until smooth, then wrap and chill for 10-20min.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/Gas Mark 6.
  4. Cut the pastry into two equal pieces. Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface into a circle with a diameter of 27cm. Use one circle to line a 25cm metal pie plate.
  5. Spoon the cooled filling onto the pie plate and spread out evenly. Dampen the pastry edges with water, then place the lid on top. Press the edges together to seal, trim with a sharp knife, then make 2-3 small cuts in the centre of the lid to allow steam to escape. Brush the surface with beaten egg or milk, then bake for 25-30min until cooked and golden brown.

Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!