Turkey Mince Pies with Goat Cheese Crust


I made you pies! They may not be the prettiest pies, a little "rustic" looking, if you will. But I did not care, because they were damn good.

My boyfriend has been in New Zealand and Australia for the past few weeks visiting friends and family. Every time he goes, I always crave pies. I went with him a few years ago, and the pies were one of my favorite parts (of course). This time, I decided to just make my own since he can't bring one back for me.

I took the pie recipe from the Emonds Cookery Book, and put my own twist on it. I actually bought this cookbook when I was in NZ.

The filling is a mix of onion, garlic, ground turkey, carrots, leeks, and mushrooms.

The dough is studded with tangy herbed goat cheese.

See those swirls of cheesy goodness?


Topped with egg wash and ready to be baked.


Excuse my ghostly pale hand, and look at that filling and flaky crust.

Pie crust adapted from

Filling recipe adapted from Emonds Cookery Book