Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thanksgiving Mini Pot Pies

When Vegan Dad posted these cute Mini Pot Pies that he was testing for Canadian Thanksgiving, I knew I had to try them. Gravy, potatoes, carrots, cranberries, white beans, and puff pastry - yum. They turned out pretty good. Mine aren't as pretty as his, which I am attributing to thinner puff pastry (Pepperidge Farm). I think that the thinner puff pastry would have done better if I'd cut it larger than the ramekin so that it would sit more on top of the gravy.


I only have 4 ramekins, so the rest went into a casserole. I randomly placed puff pastry scraps over the top. Do you see the blueness on top underneath the puff pastry? I used blue potatoes and red carrots because that is what I had from the farmer's market.


This would be a great recipe to serve to any non-vegan friends coming over for dinner.

- I don't like the texture of mushrooms, so I put my gravy in the vita-mix and blended it all up before assembling the pot pies.
- I could not find fresh cranberries, but was intrigued by the idea of the cranberries in the pot pie, so I used 1/2 cup dried cranberries reconstituted in boiling water.
- High Altitude directions - parboiled the potatoes 2 min, carrots 3 min (things take longer to cook up here as we have a lower boiling temperature).


  1. oh my goodness. that looks amazing.

  2. I was totally drooling over Vegan Dad's mushroom pot pies too! They're on my 'to make or otherwise eat' list.

  3. Looks delicious! Vegan Dad is always cooking up something interesting. I've tried blue potatoes before but I haven't seen red carrots before.

  4. This does look great, especially with the weather getting cool.

    "I could not find fresh cranberries" - it would never have occurred to me that this could be an issue, and it certainly wouldn't be here in Boston. Do you have unsweetened dried cranberries? I'd think that reconsituted dried cranberries would have a completely different taste.

  5. Sounds awesome, haven't made potpie in ages! I do love some puff pastry.

  6. While they may not look extraordinary, they certainly sound amazing! Sounds like Thanksgiving...Nice blog!

  7. oooooooh this sounds really yummy- I love cranberries in savory dishes. Definitely will try this!