Ham and Mushroom Pie with Cream Cheese CrustFrom dmajor 8 years ago
- Filling: shopping list
- 2 pounds mushrooms shopping list
- 6 tablespoons butter shopping list
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste shopping list
- 2 cups cubed baked ham(do not use honey type hams here) shopping list
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock shopping list
- 1/3 cup dry Madeira or Spanish Sherry(ok here I just use any sherry) shopping list
- 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream shopping list
- cream cheese Pastry shopping list
- 8 tablespoons butter, at room temp. shopping list
- 1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temp(use microwave for ease and heat a few seconds) shopping list
- 1 cup sifted all purpose flour shopping list
- (I do add a pinch of salt here!) shopping list
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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The Cookdmajor Slidell, LA
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I love savory pie recipes!shecooks4u in Chandler loved it
Very nice!jett2whit in Union City loved it
This sounds fantastic! I think I'll try this tonight. Saved and printed. Thanks! ; ')justjakesmom in Everett loved it