Christmas in July Part Three – leftovers! (Roast Pork Pastie)

Santa, please stop here....

Santa, please stop here….

 

My last word on Christmas in July for this year – just like ‘real’ Christmas, there are leftovers!  There are stacks of ideas of things to do with them all, but here is one very simple one – the pastie.  Keep them in the fridge, or freeze them, and have a “night off” from cooking one night during the week.

Roast Pork Pastie

Roast Pork Pastie

I took all the leftover pork and applesauce, I had one beet left over and some gravy which had thickened up a lot in the fridge.  I chopped the pork and beetroot finely, mixed in the applesauce and cold gravy, and added a little extra salt, pepper and crumbled sage.  I then took four sheets of puff pastry, and divided the mix up, folding them over and sealing the edges together.  Instead of an egg wash, I sprayed the tops of the pasties once they were on the baking tray, and baked them for about half an hour (they were very big!) in a 180 degree celcius oven.

 

Not really a recipe, just an idea.

 

Next step for me is firing up the “flame thrower” and making some brulee!  My house insurance is paid up, so away I go!