Gluten Free Christmas Leftover Pasties
You’ve got Christmas Leftovers coming out of your ears and no idea what to do with them! Enter my gluten free leftover pasties! Simple, quick and delicious!
Servings Prep Time
4-6medium pasties 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6medium pasties 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220ยบ Celsius and line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Pull out your frozen puff pastry (because who wants to be making pastry today!) and separate the sheets onto your bench top. Allow pastry to defrost until soft and floppy.
  2. To keep your pastry soft and easy to work with, cover the sheets with a slightly damp, clean tea towel! For best results when working with gluten free frozen pastry, I recommend rolling it out thinner to create a truly soft, flaky morsel.
  3. Cut or shred your chosen meat into small pieces, how small is up to you and how chunky you’d like your pasties. Do the same with your selection of roasted vegetables. You can use what ever you like, but some good veggies to chuck in are carrot, potato, corn, peas, beans etc. If you’re using frozen vegetables it is worth heating them through to defrost slightly.
  4. In a medium sized saucepan melt your butter. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or two. Now depending on how many pasties you’d like to make will depend on how much of this liquid you are going to need. So I have 2 steps for you to choose from here.
  5. Makes 4-6 Pasties = To your melted butter and flour mix add 1/2 a teaspoon of your chicken stock powder and cream.Whisk to blend well. Now do a quick taste test. Some stock powders are quite strong and others weak, so add more if you think it needs it. Continue to cook over medium heat until the sauce is thick and smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Makes 8-10 Big Pasties = To your melted butter and flour mix add 250ml of Liquid Chicken Stock (you can make it up with the above powder or use store bought. I did the latter as I had some left over from the day before). To this mix add your cream and whisk well. This mix won’t be anywhere near as thick but will stretch a lot further and still give you a beautiful creamy filling in your pasties. Add all of your chopped meat and veg to the cream mix and stir to coat. You can continue to add more until you’ve reached the quantity you want, or in my case, use up as much turkey as I could. Season well with salt and pepper.
  7. Now grab a sheet of puff pastry and a small round plate or bowl about the size of the pastie you want. Remember to leave 1cm or so around the edges so you can crimp them over to seal. Lay your plate or bowl over the pastry and cut out a circle. This will become your pastie.
  8. Take your meat and veg mix and spoon approx. 2 tablespoons on to half of the pastie. Fold the other half over top and line up your edges. Using your fingers pinch and fold over the edges, working your way around. You may have a little liquid escape out the edges but don’t worry about it. Be sure to not over fill your pasties though as they may explode, so it may take a little bit of trial and error before you get the right quantity.
  9. If you’re feeling creative cut out a couple of little leaves from the left over pastry and add them to the top, just brush lightly with egg wash first to help them stick. Now pop your pasties onto your trays, a couple of centimeters apart will do as they don’t spread much. Brush with the beaten egg and pop into the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy all over.
Recipe Notes
  • The great thing about these pasties is there really are no rules. You can use any leftover meat you have in any quantity you like. Throw in some leftover roast veggies and a bit of a sauce and you’re done! So for that reason I’ve used very little in the way of quantities here. Go nuts and experiment.
  • Always remember to roll out your gluten free pastry just a little more before using. It will help create a softer, flakier result.
  • Simply Wize is my all time FAVOURITE Gluten Free Frozen Puff Pastry to use, it works every time, I swear! It’s available in most Woolworths stores, however can also be purchased through a range of online health food stores such as Sunnybrook Health Store.