Leftovers Pot Pie in Individual Ramekins

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This is less a strict recipe than it is just a suggestion for using leftovers.  I used leftover Vegan Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea Curry for the Slow Cooker but you can use any kind of leftover curry or stew.  I boiled up some cut up carrots & frozen peas & added them to my curry for color & because these vegetables are standard pot pie ingredients.

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I used a frozen pastry dough but – if you are feeling ambitious – you can make your own favorite pastry dough recipe or try the simple one I made HERE.

I used individual ramekins but, if you have enough leftover filling, you could make a full-sized pie.

Look how cute these guys are!

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I used an egg wash on the dough but, if you are vegan, you can blow that off or use a vegan alternative.  And with that – I present:

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Leftovers Pot Pie in Individual Ramekins

INGREDIENTS

Leftover curry or stew

Pie crust

Carrots & peas – cooked until tender (optional)

1 egg – whisked

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DIRECTIONS

Heat the oven to 425 degrees.

If using ramekins, place them on your dough & cut circles around them about 3/4 inch bigger than the ramekins themselves.  Set the dough rounds aside.  Grease the ramekins with cooking spray or butter.  Place the extra dough scraps in the bottom of the ramekins.

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Bake these at 425 for ten minutes.  Remove from the oven & lower the temperature to 375.

If adding ingredients to your leftovers filing – do that now.

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Fill the ramekins with your leftovers & top with the dough rounds.  Press them closed around the ramekins & brush with the whisked egg.  Cut steam vents into the top of the dough.

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You could wrap & freeze these, at this point, if you wanted to.

Otherwise, place the ramekins on a cooking sheet & bake at 375 for about 45 minutes or so.  My oven is a little dodgy these days & so my temperature & baking times are hard to really get accurately.  Your pot pies might take a little more or a little less time – so check them.  If you are cooking them after freezing them – you might need another 15 minutes or so.  Either way – they are done when they look like this.  Let them set 5-10 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!!!

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