Kids’ Leftover Treat! Turkey Pot Pie “Lollipops”

By Erika on November 29th, 2013 / / No Comments

 

Kids' Leftover Treat! Turkey Pot Pie "Lollipops" | The Hopeless Housewife

If you know me well enough you know that I love to turn regular old dishes into “lollipops” for both kids and adults. I love food on a stick, I can’t help it! Who doesn’t like to eat something off of a stick?  I mean, come on…it’s on a stick for goodness sake. These cute little guys certainly are a fun way for your kiddos to eat leftovers.

It’s after Thanksgiving now and you probably have a lot of stuff in your fridge that you want to get rid of. Maybe even some pie crust. Well, here is your answer! These pot pie lollipops are SUPER easy and a total crowd pleaser…you’re going to be wondering why you didn’t think of this last Thanksgiving!

 

Yield: Makes about 6 lollipops

Kids' Leftover Treat! Turkey Pot Pie "Lollipops"

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup cooked turkey, chopped into ¼ inch chunks
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 carrot, chopped finely
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • ½ cup fresh white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 tsp fresh thyme, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup half & half
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine (optional)
  • 6 6-inch Lollipop sticks
  • 1 package pre-made pie dough
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Make the filling.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion, and mushrooms; season with salt and pepper, and cook until carrots are tender about 5-6 minutes. Add flour, and stir to coat. Cook, stirring for 1 minute. Gradually add milk and half & half, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a simmer and thickens. Add lemon juice and wine (optional) and cook another 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in peas, lemon juice, and turkey, thyme and season with salt and pepper.
  4. To finish:
  5. Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and roll out. Using a 3 - 4 inch circular cookie cutter, cut out 2 circles (one for the top and one for the bottom). Place a lollipop stick at least 2 inches into the circle so that it resembles a lollipop.
  6. Place about 1 tbsp of the turkey pot pie filling into the middle of the first circle (the one you put your stick onto). Place the second circle on top of the first circle (having the filling and the stick in the middle) and press down with a fork to seal the edges.
  7. Brush the top of the lollipop with egg wash and bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes until the dough is golden brown.

Kids' Leftover Treat! Turkey Pot Pie "Lollipops" | The Hopeless Housewife

 

 

 

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