I always try to plan a nice dinner over the weekend, something that’s heart-warming and sticks to your ribs, and I had two bags of turkey left from Thanksgiving in the freezer – – so THIS happened. And I couldn’t be more proud of this simple, but gorgeous, Moravian Roast Turkey (or Chicken) Pie & Gravy dinner!
Isn’t it just so pretty that it’s begging to take it’s OWN selfie?
And guess what? This Moravian Turkey Pie is actually easy to make, too!
Seriously. I’m not kidding.
I used leftover torn up turkey from Thanksgiving, but you can swap out a stewed or roasted capon, large chicken, or even a couple of store-bought rotisserie chickens to make this painlessly fast if your life is running you ragged.
The turkey meat, (or chicken if you prefer), is tossed with a super simple, EZ PZ gravy that whips right up in a matter of MINUTES.
Then I just piled the whole delicious mess into a purchased pie dough sheet.
You can of course make your own from scratch, I do sometimes. But there are other times, like now, that I need a quick go-to, pre-made pie crust, and these sheets really do come in handy.
Besides. It’s mostly about what’s IN-side the pie…and not what’s holding it all together, if you want my honest opinion.
Then just lay another sheet on top, seal well, flute the edge, and brush the top with beaten egg.
Make a few slits or an “X” in the middle, and your dinner is almost done!
The oven does the rest of the work for you!
With little effort and….
…yeah…you’ve got an absolutely STUNNING pie!!!
I mean…who wouldn’t RUSH to the table and gather around to enjoy this, right??
Something that will definitely get the whole family excited to get together, and enjoy a nice, old-fashioned dinner!
And this pie doesn’t stop at the mile-high piled meat, either!!
*By the way, I did use my bigger pie dish for this one, as my other ones were in the dishwasher. And this pie dish is slightly bigger being 9.5 inches by 2 inches deep.
But a regular 9 – inch pie dish also works just fine.
I also piled all of the meat tossed in some of the gravy into this one, large dish. But you could easily make two smaller pies if feeding a crowd!
Once this pie is done, and has time to rest so it isn’t runny and falls apart when you try to slice it, it gets a few spoonfuls of that homey gravy over each and every mouthwatering slice!!
I know, right? Don’t you want to just grab that fork and dig right in?
And I made sure that my recipe makes plenty of extra gravy to be ladled of homemade, hot, creamy mashed potatoes, too!!
Mashed potatoes are what’s traditionally served with this Carolina pie, but I also like to add a green veggie for extra vitamins and nutrition.
Though my hubby insists that man truly can live on meat and potatoes alone, I insist on us eating a green vegetable whenever we can. I know, I’m such a meanie.
And my latest green beans (recipe coming at a later time because I forgot to take a few decent photos), were the perfect side dish to complete this heartwarming meal! But you can certainly make the ones I already have posted. (Recipe here.)
If green beans aren’t your thing, broccoli, peas, peas ‘n carrots, lima beans, collard greens, or even a simple garden salad would be wonderful, too!
My hubby absolutely flipped over this pie, I mean, what man wouldn’t LOVE at meat lovers pie that’s similar to pot pie, but without all those pesky veggies, right?
*Just make sure you insist on serving a healthy portion on the side. 😉
So this Sunday, why not make this memorably delicious Moravian leftover Roast Turkey (or Chicken) Pie & Gravy dinner for the whole family! It’s easy to make, and you can use either the last of the Thanksgiving turkey before it goes bad, roasted or stewed chicken, or make it even easier if need be, and use purchased rotisserie chickens!
Hope you all enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!
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