Ingredients

How to make it

  • Clean mushrooms and remove stems,
  • Slice mushrooms, not overly thin
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a heavy skillet(not cast iron)
  • Add the mushrooms a few at a time and saute' them over medium high heat until they absorb the butter but are still somewhat crisp(5 to 6 minutes)
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the mushrooms to a 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish or pie pan.
  • Cover them with the ham.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the juices in the skillet.
  • Stir in flour and blend until smooth.
  • Add the chicken stock gradually and cook the sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened and is smooth(about5 minutes)
  • Stir in the Madeira or Sherry and the cream.
  • Season with salt and pepper but remember the ham will be salty so you wont need too much.
  • Pour sauce over the ham and mushrooms.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Roll out the pastry for a top crust( I just pat my out instead of rolling) large enough to extend 1 inch beyond the edge of the baking dish or pie pan.
  • Lay it over the pie.
  • Fold the edges of the pastry under and press the pastry to the edge of the pan with prongs of a fork.
  • make several slits in the crust for the steam to escape.
  • Bake the pie until the pastry is golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  • Cream Cheese Pastry Directions:
  • Cream the butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer, processor, or by hand until well blended.
  • Add the flour and mix well.
  • Form into a ball.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate until the dough has chilled and will roll easily, at least 30 minutes( I skip this step when in a hurry)
  • * mixing the pastry with your fingers makes a flakier crust and bringing the butter and cream cheese to room temp makes it easier to work with.

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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    Sweet perfect recipe, ty, Mare
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  • dmajor 5 years ago
    You got it at a steal! Let me know what you think when you get it! You will love it I am sure. Check out the following pages..p.244,247,248,261-262,278,344 and 345 these are just a few of my favorites from this book!Enjoy!
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    I just ordered the cookbook on Amazon for $2.99 - couldn't resist that deal (used, but that's ok)...can't wait to get it and check out her recipes. I looked at the index pages and it sounds phenomenal - thanks for telling us about this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    busmamawilliams ate it and said...
    This is going to be one of my all-time favorite things to cook. I can tell just by the ingredients! I make an appetizer that is mini mushroom turnovers in cream-cheese pastry; this looks very similar but more delicious. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    lincolntoot ate it and said...
    I want it now! I will have to make a slight change - I will have to use wheat free flour but I'm sure it will work with this recipe. 5 forks for this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    Yummy! I love ham and mushrooms.
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    Oh sure, hook me on another cookbook - how can I resist, after your comments?!? This recipe sounds incredible, so if it's in that cookbook, it must be a good one!
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    This sounds fantastic! I think I'll try this tonight. Saved and printed. Thanks! ; ')
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Very nice!
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    " It was excellent "
    shecooks4u ate it and said...
    I love savory pie recipes!
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