This recipe is from the Betty Crocker Recipe Cards of 1971 and is being posted in response to a request.
- Form the sausage into 1-inch balls and in a medium skillet brown the sausage balls; remove and drain on paper towel lined plate.
- Pour fat from skillet, melt butter over low heat; stir in the flour and salt until mixture bubbles. Remove from heat; stir in broth, cream and mushrooms. Return to heat and heat to boiling, stiring constantly; boil for 1 minute.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees. Divide the chicken, sausage and sauce between 6 ungreased individual baking dishes or pot pie pans.
- For the pastry, unroll the pie crusts on a lightly floured board and roll to 1/8 inch thickness; cut rounds 2 inches larger than the top of the baking dishes being used.
- Top each dish with a pastry round; folding under edges and fluting. Cut slits on top of the pastry for venting; lightly cover with aluminum foil. Place the individual dishes in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. When done insert a pastry chicken into each dish and serve.
- Pastry Chicken: Re-roll any scraps of pastry to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into chicken shapes and place on ungreased baking sheet; insert wooden toothpick into middle, bottom of each chicken and bake 15 to 20 minutes.
This is really tasty!! I had to cook mine longer than the recipe states since the dishes I chose only withstood up to 390 degrees. I left out the mushrooms (DH doesn't like) but otherwise made as directed. DH and I agreed that it needed some peas/carrots in the filling and next time I will use crumbled sausage rather than the meatballs. Made for Recipe Swap #56.
What a yummie comfort dinner. You couldn't do any better on a chill Fall night. I lightened it by using veggie "sausage" patties (crumbled up), canola oil for the butter with a bit of Molly McButter for the flavor and fat free coffee creamer for the light cream. It came out delicious and creamy and it would have been far too easy to eat two of them but I managed to stop at one...mainly because DH said that he wanted his and I only made two servings. Try this, you'll love it!