" Chicken Pot Pie"

Recipe by LAURIE
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 6 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    (4 1/2 inch) aluminum foil, potpie tin
  • 1
    refrigerated pie crust (most 15-ounce packages contain 2 crusts, enough for 6 pies)
  • 1
    egg (makes enough for 6 pies)
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 2
    (3 1/2 ounce) boxes vanilla instant pudding mix (1 box makes enough for 3 pies, or use canned pudding) or (3 1/2 ounce) boxes white chocolate pudding mix (1 box makes enough for 3 pies, or use canned pudding)
  • 4
    cups cold milk (to make pudding)
  • 4 -6
    starburst decorative candies (yellow)
  • 10 -12
    starburst decorative candies (orange)
  • 3 -5
    chewy Jolly Rancher candies (green, or Tootsie roll candy)
  • 1
    banana (makes enough for 6 pies)
  • 2 -3
    dried apple rings
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oven to 450°.
  • Unroll or unfold a piecrust on work surface.
  • Using the upside-down potpie tin as a guide, cut a circle of dough about 1/2 inch larger than the tin.
  • If you're making more than one potpie, simply cut another circle from the dough. Reroll the scraps to cut out a third and repeat witht the other crust.
  • Crumple a piece of aluminum foil into a 1 1/2-inch ball and set it in a potpie tin. Cover it with a layer of foil to create a smooth mound, then lay a circle of dough on top.
  • Press the tines of a fork around the edge of the dough to crimp it, then use the fork to gently poke a few holes in the crust.
  • Beat the egg with the water, then brush the mixture over the dough.
  • Set the pie tin on a baking sheet a nd repeat for the other crusts.
  • Bake the crusts for about 10 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Prepare the pudding and milk according to the package directions.
  • Refrigerate until serving time.
  • Place the Starburst or Tootsie Roll candies unwrapped on a paper plate and warm them in the microwave just until they're slightly softened, about 12 to 15 seconds, (the Jolly Rancher candies will soften from the warmth of your hands.)
  • Once you've shaped them, lay the candies on waxed paper or a paper plate, set apart from each other so they won't stick together.
  • Corn kernels: Roll the yellow candy between your hands or on a clean work surface to create a 4-inch-long rope, then use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut the rope into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • With your fingers, form each piece into a kernel by flattening one end and pinching the other.
  • Chicken: Use kitchen shears or a knife to cut the apple rings into 1/2-inch-wide pieces.
  • Peas: Roll the green candy into a 5-inch-long rope. Cut the rope into 1/4-inch pieces, then roll each piece into a ball.
  • Potatoes: Peel the banana, slice off three 1/4-inch-thick pieces, then cut each piece into small cubes.
  • Cubed carrots: Cut each orange candy into 4 squares.
  • To assemble the pie just before serving time, spoon about 2/3 cup of the pudding into the each pie tin.
  • Add the candies and the fruit to the pudding, then set the piecrust on top.
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