You guys this recipe is ridiculously good. That’s all I have to say about it really, it’s just so good. The filling is almost like a thick soup and you could eat it with a loaf of good bread if you wanted. Pie crust was my favorite, puff pastry was good but didn’t hold up like the pie crust did. However, it really doesn’t matter because the mushroom gravy, if you will, is amazing alone.
I made this in individual ramekins but you could make this in a pie plate for a holiday dinner, it will get eaten up, I promise.
4 ounces butter, divided
12 ounces mushrooms (I used cremini)
2 cups yellow onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1 cup carrots (about 1 small/medium), finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brandy
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
leaves from 3 springs of thyme
1/4 cup packed Italian parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package frozen pie crust
1 egg, whisked
Heat a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottom saucepan over low heat, then add 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the mushrooms along with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes, stirring every so often to release their natural juices and soften. Remove the mushrooms from the pan, set aside, and turn the heat down to medium-low.
Melt the remaining butter and add the onions, garlic, celery and carrots and sauté for about for 6 minutes or until soft, stirring periodically.
Stir in the flour and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the brandy, stock, cayenne, and your cooked mushrooms.
Bring to a simmer and stirring often, allow the sauce to thicken, about 5 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and remove from the heat. Add in thyme, parsley, salt and pepper. Taste for salt.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Divide the filling into four 8-ounce ramekins and place on a baking sheet.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the pie crust thin and cut 4 rounds approximately 1/2 – 1 inch larger than the width of the ramekins. Spray the rim of each ramekin with cooking or spray (or you can use your egg wash) and 1/2 inch down the sides. Top each ramekin with the pie crust rounds, folding the excess over and gently pressing it against the ramekins using a fork to help seal it to the dish. Brush the top of the dough with egg wash and use a small knife to poke 3 small holes in the top of each pot pie.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.
*Recipe adapted from Savory Simple