Turkey and foie gras mini pie.

One filling, one pie three ways.

Using different little pots/containers, you can create an interesting array of pies. I used different sizes and shapes of ramekins and little flower pots and ended with some individual little potpies. Because we’re in the festiv season, I used foie gras along with the turkey for the filling as well as cubes of boudin blanc (milk/white sausage) and black truffles from Perigord. For the small mini pies, I omitted the foie gras, since it gets too oily once the foie gras is heated, making the small pies too soggy. It can be replaced with chicken livers and a cubed smoked cheese sausage for some stronger flavour.

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Turkey and foie gras pie.

  • about 400g turkey filets
  • 80 g bacon
  •  200 g store bought puff pastry
  • 1 large onion, quatered and sliced
  • 150 g mushrooms
  • 1 white sausage (optional)
  • 100 g uncooked foie gras (optional)
  • 1 truffle
  • 1 organic chicken stock cube
  • 1 egg yolk
  • parsley, salt and pepper
  • sherry vinegar
  1. Cover the bases of the pie containers with the puff pastry. Cut some circles to cover and some fun shapes to decorate. Place on an oven tin and set aside in the fridge.
  2. Sauté the sliced onion in some olive oil until tranclucent , remove to a plate and keep aside.
  3. Cut the turkey filets into bite size pieces.
  4. Brown the turkey meat and the bacon in the onion pan, remove to a plate and keep aside.
  5. Sauté the mushrooms in the same pan over high heat, until just wilted. Mix with the meat and onions, season and keep aside.
  6. Deglaze the pan with about 150ml of chicken stock, with a liberal drizzle of sherry vinegar. Remove from the stove and add the truffle juice.
  7. Remove the skin of the white sausage and cut into cubes.
  8. Cut the foie gras into cubes.
  9. Finely chop the truffle.
  10. Fill the pies with the turkey mixture, top off with some sausages and foie gras, sprinkle with truffle and chopped parsley and a light drizzling of deglazed sauce. Brush a little egg yolks over the seams, cover with a pastry circle and lightly “pinch” the edges together.
  11. Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, essential for the pastry to puff up during cooking.
  12. Just before baking, brush the pies with egg yolk and bake the cold pies in a hot oven at 230 deg. C for 20 to 25 minutes.

                  Serves about 4 people for a main meal, or 8 people as a starter

This is an entry for The mini pie revolution, of which Ann at Redacted recipes and Karyn at Threepotato are the hosts.

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8 responses

  1. Ann

    This is absolutely killer! Jack took a look and said, “I want it.”

    I want it too!

    23/12/2007 at 14:51

  2. Oh my this is absolutly gorgeous, and sound divine for me.
    I wish you a happy holidays , full of joy ,and love for you and your family

    23/12/2007 at 16:51

  3. Oh Ronell – your recipe sounds fabulous, this is right up my alley, foie gras and truffles, my favorites! Additionally, your presentation in different containers is great. Love it.

    Happy Holidays!

    24/12/2007 at 17:31

  4. oh pardon et moi!! mmmmmmm WOW

    haooy new yr :)

    31/12/2007 at 05:49

  5. As Ann said, I have a powerful craving for these delicious-looking little beauties! Had I been one of the judges for the Mini Pie revolution it’d have had to be a coin-toss between you and Ben!

    01/01/2008 at 16:11

  6. Wow! Looking very nice and tasty… So lovely!

    05/01/2008 at 03:09

  7. sounds and looks like a great recipe!

    05/01/2008 at 09:37

  8. These look fabulous and easy to prepare. I really like the idea of putting them in different pots – very rustic, kind of like the recipe (well, I guess fois gras isn’t very rustic but you get my point).

    amy @ http://www.weareneverfull.com

    27/01/2008 at 17:06

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