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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.
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!
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:
Leftovers Pot Pie in Individual Ramekins
Leftover curry or stew
Carrots & peas – cooked until tender (optional)
1 egg – whisked
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.
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.
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.
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!!!