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Ham and Leek Pies

I've been making these pies for years, so lots of friends and family now have the recipe. If you can't find leeks, a sweet or mild onion works just as well. —Bonny Tillman, Acworth, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups sliced leeks (white portion only)
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-3/4 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add leeks, mushrooms and carrots; cook and stir until tender.
  • Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in milk and broth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir or until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in ham, parsley, nutmeg and pepper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry; roll to 1/4-in. thickness. Using a 10-oz. ramekin as a template, cut out 4 tops for pies. Fill 4 greased 10-oz. ramekins with leek mixture; top with pastry. Cut slits in pastry. Brush tops with egg.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 pie equals 713 calories, 37 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 1,461 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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  • Karen
    Jan 23, 2021

    I have made this dish several times now and we love it! I’ve added corn to it for color and variety. I have also used the basic recipe for leftover beef roast and using beef broth instead of vegetable. Great recipe!

  • Vickie
    Feb 4, 2020

    Do you really use 4 cups of leeks?

  • parksville
    Jan 1, 2014

    Made this recipe as is, but we just didn't care for it. Won't make again....sorry!

  • PenelopeWin
    Dec 31, 2013

    This was so absolutely delicious. Simple too. I did not have 10 inch ramekins so I used a large oval baking dish and just covered It with the sheet of puff pastry. It was great reheated as well. Simply yummy!

  • DagmarSp
    Dec 15, 2010

    great recipe.

  • DagmarSp
    Dec 15, 2010

    I like this recipe alot! My family enjoyed the wonderful taste of the leeks combined with the ham.

  • bonzaizone
    Dec 14, 2010

    To freeze the recipe, do all the steps, up until the pastry step, put it in individual ramekins or one large casserole dish and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw, then do the puff pastry step, and bake as directed. If using a large casserole, bake 40 minutes. Cover edges of pastry so it won't burn. Wonderful recipe!

  • zegunisk
    Dec 14, 2010

    Could you put it all together instead of making four? If so, how long would you bake it?

  • wombatt
    Dec 14, 2010

    put the crust on and get it ready and then freeze it , it will bake in the oven just like a frozen pie no problem.

  • rindamaddox
    Dec 14, 2010

    Sounds delicious but do you freeze it after you have baked it? Or before? If after, how do you heat it and the crust come out good? Do you microwave it? It sounds wonderful.