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Thanksgiving Leftovers? Make Mini Pies

Bake extra food into small pies for a sweet or savory snack

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Jazz up your Turkey Day leftovers with a recipe for delicious mini pies. Try all four varieties, or see if your kids have their own ideas.
leftover pies
What to Do

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 

2. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with butter or cooking spray. 

3. Defrost enough puff pastry sheets to make twelve 4-inch squares. Flatten and cut it into squares. 

4. Press each square into a muffin cup. 

5. Add several tablespoons of filling. 

6. Fold the points of the square over the leftovers so they meet in the middle. 

7. Brush the tops of the mini pies with a beaten egg white. 

8. Put the mini pies into the oven, bake them for 15–20 minutes, and remove them when the tops are golden brown.

Add the Fillings 

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and add them at step 5. Each filling makes 3 mini pies.

Traditional Turkey

1/3 cup turkey

1/4 cup stuffing

2 tablespoons gravy

Cheesy Cranberry

1/2 cup cranberry sauce 

1/4 cup cheddar cheese

2 teaspoons brown sugar

Marvelous Mashed Potatoes

1/4 cup corn

1/3 cup mashed potatoes

2 tablespoons gravy

Spiced Sweet Potatoes

2/3 cup sweet potatoes

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

From Highlights magazine