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Crawfish Pies

Although it's hard to imagine leftovers after a crawfish boil, try to save some this year for these delicious, savory hand pies.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 9-inch deep dish pastry crusts (Store bought or make your own)
  • 1 lb crawfish meat
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbs cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

Crawfish Pie Filling

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and Cajun seasoning. Stirring occasionally, cook for about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour then cook another 3 to 5 minutes, whisking frequently.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a minute more, then add the crawfish tails, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Cook that for about two minutes, then stir in the cream.

One Big Pie

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Lay one pie crust in the 9 inch deep dish pan. Score or use pie weights, then bake 7 to 10 minutes, to partially cook.
  • Remove from oven, fill with the crawfish mixture, then place the top crust on the pie. Beat the egg with 1 tbs water, then brush over the top of the pie.
  • Bake until browned, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Twelve Hand Pies

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Divide the pie dough into 12 equal balls. Roll each out into thin circles about 1/8 inch thick and 5 inches in diameter.
  • Whisk the egg with 1 tbs water to make a wash, then brush over the rim of the pies, about 1/4 inch wide.
  • Put about 1/4 cup of the crawfish mixture into each pie, then fold over to form a half moon. Crimp the edges with a fork, then transfer the pies to a baking dish. Brush each pie with the remaining egg wash.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Serve warm with plenty of napkins and a cold beer.

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