Ok. I think I can now move past Halloween, and delve into November. While it seems I have been clinging to October, the truth is, I think November is one of my favorite months of the year here in Seattle. It when the leaves finally fall, and the smell of dirt and leaves and rotting blackberries are in the air. Do I sound crazy? I probably am.
I love the storms that roll in, and the wind and rain that pound our windows every night. It only really feels like fall once we get to November, so that’s when I can finally break out the hard core comfort food and begin preparations for the holidays.
This Autumn Vegetable Pot Pie is the definition of hard core comfort food to me. But what you wouldn’t expect is that this is also really easy to make. It is about 30 minutes in the making, and then you can pop it in the oven and walk away until dinner.
It is the kind of meal that makes your family feel like you really made the effort on a weeknight. It is also delicious and pretty enough to make for a cozy dinner with friends on a weekend.
I had to stifle my chuckles as my kids ate their entire servings (JAM packed with vegetables) just because it was baked in a cute pot and had that fluffy, flaky crust on top. I mean, what’s a little puff pastry when you are busy tricking your family into eating lots of vegetables?
I am sure that you will notice I made this two ways from the pictures below. One recipe worth went into a gorgeous pie dish, and the rest went into some oven proof bowls. Due to lighting, you only get to see the individual bowl, but the pie is gorgeous too. You get the idea right?
Speaking of a beautiful pie dish, I am going to give one away today, because I am in a good mood, and I just love you all so much. Thanksgiving is coming up- who couldn’t use another loooooovely pie dish? I could.
I am giving away an Emile Henry Auberge Pie Dish, 9″, the exact one that I have. It comes in red, blue and taupe.
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Good Luck- I will announce the winner on Saturday the 12th!
Autumn Vegetable Pot Pie, serves 6
¼ cup butter
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup leeks, chopped
1 ½ cups mushrooms, quartered
1 cup butternut squash, chopped
2 medium golden potatoes, chopped
1 cup white wine
¼ cup flour
4 cups chicken broth (you could use vegetable broth)
1 Tbs of flour
1 Tbs of cream
In a large heavy pot, melt the butter and cook until browned.
Add the vegetables and stir to coat with the butter. Cook until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the white wine, and simmer the vegetables another 7 minutes or until the vegetables are nice and soft.
Add the flour, and stir the vegetables and flour until they are coated. (The veggies will look a little gummy.) Cook for about 2 minutes until the raw flour flavor is cooked off.
Add the chicken broth and simmer for about 15 minutes until the stew base is thickened.
Add about 2 tsp fresh thyme to the pot, and season the pot with Kosher salt.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
Spoon the stew into a deep pie dish. (Or do 6 individual oven proof bowls.)
Roll out the sheet of puff pastry with the 1 Tbs of flour
Drape the sheet of puff pastry over the top of the pie dish and the stew.
Brush the top of the pie with the cream.
Cut a few slits in the top of the pie to let the steam escape.
Place the pie plate or the individual bowls on a sheet pan and bake in the oven until the insides are bubbling and the puff pastry is golden (about 45-50 minutes for the pie plate size, 25-30 minutes for the individual bowls.)
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This pie is gorgeous! Seriously mouth watering!!! I’m an autumn girl myself! Well no, I love summer and winter and spring too. Ha! But my absolute fav pie is pecan. And the holidays are the best excuse to make one every week. And perhaps in my brand new red pie dish?
thanks Christine! I love pecan pie too!!
I have that pie dish too & I LOVE it!! This pot pie looks great & I am excited for November too 🙂
The weather finally turned in northern California. Fall definitely is here after unseasonably warm weather. In the old Betty Crocker cookbook is a recipe for Banana Cream pie but my mom always opted for the recipe underneath for Almond Cream pie in a graham cracker crust. It’s the most heavenly pie imaginable.
I will have to look into the banana cream pie Vicki. I am totally intrigued, and as a great banana lover- cannot believe I have not ever had banana cream pie!
Mmmm i would make this pot pie in this pie plate! I am so glad you shared this recipe, however i am pregnant and MUST eat it today! Im off to the grocery store…. 🙂
YES!! Please feel free to add chicken or turkey if you need extra protein- I am sure it would work really well!
Last night I had a dream that I bought every butternut squash they had in the market. SO I’m definitely going to make this gorgeous pot pie this weekend! Perhaps a sign??
As far as that lovely pie dish you’re giving away, I would make a baked apple-pear pie and top it a la mode style!
What a funny dream!
mmmmm….. apple-pear a la’ mode sounds incredible!
Gorgeous! I love making individual servings and getting a little pot pie all to myself 🙂
I love this cute pie dish and I would make an apple pie because I havent perfected it yet. I have liked you in FB and I subscribe to your blog. I hope I win!
My favorite way to make pot pie these days is all veggies so I’m sure I’d be a fan of this one!
Ohh yummmm!!!!! If I don’t make that comfort food, I’d probably end up doing a baked mac and cheese, maybe fancy style with prosciutto and gruyere. Such a sucker for comfort food…
(one of these days though I really need to master the pie. My hubby loves pecan pie so that would be the second dish)
Deep dish apple pie is my absolute favorite, but I really want to have another chicken pot pie or try your veggie pot pie. I could always add chicken. Looks ab fab.
The vegetable pot pie looks amazing!
If I were to win I think I would try out my mom’s chocolate pie.
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My favorite pie is Pumpkin and that’s what I’d make in this lovely pie dish! Thanks for the chance.
Lovely! I would make all sorts of pies and crisps!
My favorite pie is pecan pie made by my grandma.
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OMG i’m so hungry for this pot pie right now! If I were to win, I would make my Favourite Chicken Pot pie!!!
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I would love to try a sweet potato pie in the beautiful dish! Thanks!!!
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i would make pumpkin pie!
Yum! Thanks again for another wonderful recipe. Love the dish and would make apple pie, my favorite.
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I would try to master making cherry pie….the cherry part I have down, it is the crust that has issues. This plate is gorgeous and I would love it!!
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I loooove Apple Pie, so that is what I would make with this beautiful plate!
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Gorgeous! I would make my favorite game bird pot pie with a flaky leaf lard crust. Mmmm.
i just recently figured out the pie crust thing – i have always been too afraid of failure. I think a peach pie is the best!
I absolutely LOVE autumn veggies. I cannot wait to try this.
I love apple pie with caramel. yummy
yummy! i would make some spinach pie….beautiful dish! 🙂
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that is one beautiful looking pie. if i had this pie plate, I would make my famous pecan pie!
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I would make this recipe!
pumpkin or pecan….I can’t decide
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Lordy, what a nice looking pie dish! I think I would attempt a classic chicken pot pie first!!
This sounds awesome! I would make a sweet pie. Apple probably.
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This pot pie looks simply delicious!! I can’t wait to try it out.
This looks fabulous! Your blog is fabulous! I would make a (fabulous?!) pumpkin chiffon pie in that plate 🙂
I love pot pies! I usually make turkey pot pie to use up left overs after Thanksgiving. If I won this pie plate, I would make a peach pie (my husband’s fav) from fresh peaches I froze this summer. So glad I found your blog and I follow you on facebook. 🙂
These are darling in their individual dishes with the puff pastry overlapping the edges! Yum.
For the Contest : I would make a Kentucky Bourbon Pie in the *RED* pie dish for starters. I follow you on Facebook and already subscribe to you.
I made little pot pies (chicken) for the first time last week and am now permanently hooked–they turned out great. I used dip bowls I found on sale, deeper than regular ramekins (but only good up to 375 in the oven–I’ll have to remember that!). In Emile Henry pie pan I would try to replicate the extraordinary “gooseberry” rhubarb pie my sister made with the wild black currents that grow at 6000 feet at my childhood home in Montana. REALLY flavorful.
There is a southern comfort apple pie that’s on my baking agenda. I’d make that in this pie dish!
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Thanks for the chance to win! This pie plate is gorgeous!
Oh gosh, it’s getting late and your pie is making me super hungry! If I got that pie plate I would love to try making this one! I would definitely use it for tarts and pies with seasonal fruits! oh and of course can’t forget things like quiches or chocolate bread pudding…
um, it’s early and your list is making ME hungry!
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I just found your wonderful blog! I have a vegan son and another who is Greek Orthodox, so essentially vegan twice a week. This is a definate make!
BTW, my favorite pie is Shaker Lemon pie, made with actual slices of lemon! It’s so tart and so good! Being a Louisville girl, I love derby pie, too.
So glad you came Latricia! My family is Greek Orthodox too! I have never had shaker lemon pie,but I adore lemon and will have to look ito this 🙂
I love the idea of this deep-dish vegetable pot pie. I say I love the IDEA because I haven’t had a chance to make it yet, but anything topped with puff pastry is always a hit in my book.
My favorite pie is apple. Sounds boring, but my Mom taught me to make it a little differently from the standard recipe and I think I’ve been spoiled all my life with the best apple pie. The secret is to use only freshly ground nutmeg with the filling, no cinnamon at all. And she always grated the apples with a thick grater so they’d cook more quickly and you don’t end up with a “thick hunk of apple,” as she used to say. Anyway, with a good pastry crust and the delicious filling, to me, my Mom’s apple pie is always the best!.She never had a recipe, but I know to put a little lemon in with the apples and also a little flour to thicken. And after the apples are laid into the bottom crust, dot the top with several judicious pats of butter before placing the top crust on. Oh — and cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top — that’s the only place for cinnamon.
Thanks for your interesting blog.
Thanks Kristi! I love apple pie too, and I am a stickler for thinly sliced apples, but have never heard of grating the apple- genius!!
Would definitely try my hand at an apple pie with that pretty dish!
i have an incredible apple pie recipe on it’s way!
I would try your pot pie in the red dish, of course! I don’t tweet, but follow on facebook! Thanks for the contest and love the blog!
I love everything about this dish. I never liked Pot Pie until the BF told me how much he loved it and I made an effort to make one that I like! We love to cook vegetarian and this is a great option!!
I would have to say that my favorite pie is my mom’s apple pie (or a chocolate banana cream pie or an eclair pie)… guess I can’t pick a favorite !
chocolate banana cream pie!!?? yum.
My favorite pie is apple.
I would make a Vegetable Tamale Pot Pie with a cornbread crust for Thanksgiving. Gorgeous dish for an elegant pie plate! I’m a FB fan and a Twitter follower. Happy cooking!
I would love to make a berry pie
I made this for Sunday dinner and it was delicious! A bit hit!
that is great Shari! thanks!
I would LOVE to make my special Cranberry-Berry Crumb Pie in this special pie dish!
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My favorite pie has been rhubarb pie ever since I first tried it with my grandfather when I was very young. I would love to make him a rhubarb pie with this pan!
I LOVE rhubarb!! I don’t think i have ever had a full on rhubarb pie, but I will have to try this year!
Fantastic! I have been thinking about making individual pot pies as an appetizer for the family I private chef for but didn’t think the presentation was fancy enough but you sold me on a ramekin with a foot on it. I already have a few ideas in mind. I’m going to use old coffee cups and put a knob on the bottom. Easy as pie! As for what I would use a beautiful taupe pie tin for! Even easier! My bag lady mango crumble takes 5 min tp prep and there is no clean up! ( well until you eat the beauty. Butter a pie tin or individual ramekins. Toss in a bag of frozen mango chinks. Stir in 2 tablespoons sugar or 1 tablespoon agave nektar and toss on some coconut. In a ziplock bag mix 1.5 cups flour, 1 stick cold butter, pinch of salt, 3 table spoons sugar and 1 table spoon water until crubmbly texture. Toss over mangoes. Bake in 375 oven until fruit is bubbly and crumble is golden brown. Serve with greek yoghurt, vanilla ice cream or some fresh whipped cream.
I love making big, beautiful quiches, and this pie plate would be perfect for that!
I’d make some apple pie!
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I love pot pie. I prefer savory over sweet so not only would I your dish here, I would try my hand at lobster pot pie too. Oooh, and I think this would look lovely with a Shepherd’s Pie too – don’t you agree?
This is a wonderful recipe, vegetable pies, are just wonderful. I will try this recipe tonight. I hope I can make it as good as you can. I will let you know how it comes out. Thanks for the recipe.