Advocate-tested recipe

Turkey Pot Pie

Makes 4 servings. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles.

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1/2 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/4 cup frozen green peas

2 tbls. vegetable oil

3 tbls. all-purpose flour

3 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup diced potatoes

2 cups cooked and cubed turkey

1?3 cup heavy cream

1 tsp. chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 tsp. dried)

1 tbl. brandy

Salt and pepper

2 tbls. chopped parsley

1 (10-by-15-inch) puff pastry sheet, thawed if frozen

1 egg beaten with 1 tbl. water

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a heavy sauce pot, sauté carrot, celery, onion, mushrooms, bell pepper and peas in vegetable oil until vegetables are soft. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes.

2. Add stock and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and simmer until tender. Add turkey, cream, and sage and cook until slightly thickened. Add brandy, salt, pepper and parsley. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

3. Spoon mixture into 4 oven-proof soup bowls or ramekins. Prepare pie tops by cutting pastry 1/4 inch smaller than ramekin top. Top turkey mixture with pastry. Brush with egg wash, cut slits in top, and bake until golden brown and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.