Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Its all about family, friends and food. It's like Christmas without the hype. As usual, I cooked for a small army. I was bored with the same old routine of leftovers: Day 1. leftover plates of dinner, nuked, 2. turkey sandwiches and chips, 3. turkey soup of some sort. So I baked these layered pies with the leftovers. I made two different versions and both came out great. Easy peasy, and delicious way to serve up leftovers. Now I'm thinking of the possibilities. Leftover pot roast pie? Corned beef and cabbage pie? Taco Pie? Stay tuned.
This recipe is intuitive and adaptable. Get creative with your layers. Here's what I did.
I prepared two single pie crusts and lined them into deep dish pie tins. You can use bake pans. I fluted up the sides to create a deeper pie. Preheat over to 375º.
I spread a nice thick layer of stuffing into the pie for the bottom layer. Then I layered with sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and finally a layer of whipped yams. For the second pie, I omitted the yams on half the pie, and added extra mashed potatoes and gravy. (My husband doesn't care for yams.)
I baked both in the oven for about 40 minutes until the crusts were brown and the filling was bubble. I cooled a bit before slicing and added a dollop of cranberry on the side and some extra gravy. A big hit! My husband gobbled his up. I will definitely be making this again. I think I've started a new Black Friday tradition.