All Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dinner Flavors in a Pie
I am a huge fan of day-after Thanksgiving sandwiches, combining all of the holiday dishes, but look at this slightly more formal variation – Thanksgiving Pie – from Sherry Gore’s book, Me, Myself, and Pie. We might be trying this version as well as one substituting mashed sweet potatoes for the traditional white potatoes. Either way you can’t go wrong. The book is packed with all things pie, sweet and savory such as this recipe as well as the Skillet Pear Ginger Pie, which would be a perfect last-minute addition to your dessert line up.
Excerpted with permission from Me, Myself, and Pieby Sherry Gore. Published by Harper Collins Christian Publishing/Zondervan 2014. Photos by Katie Jacobs.
The Pilgrims could only dream of these sorts of fixin’s during the first Thanksgiving, and it’s a good thing too: they might’ve spent all their time with this inventive pie, made up of Thanksgiving leftovers, and forgotten about that “discovering a new land” idea altogether.
- Two 9-inch unbaked pastry pie crusts, rolled out
- 12 ounces thick-sliced boneless turkey breast
- 2 cups buttered mashed potatoes
- 2 cups turkey gravy, divided
- 1 ounce dried cranberries or ½ cup cranberry sauce
- 2 cups prepared herb seasoned stuffing
- ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- cream or egg wash
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a pie plate with an unbaked crust. Place turkey in the bottom of the crust. Cover with mashed potatoes. Pour 1 cup of gravy over the turkey. Add a layer of cranberry sauce. Spoon stuffing over the cranberry sauce. Pour on remaining gravy. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover with top crust and flute edges.
- Use a cream or egg wash and score top crust. Place pie plate on baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.