Buttery Crab Pot Pies

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Servings: 5
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 37 min
Difficulty: Easy

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8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Salt and cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup clam juice
1/4 cup medium-dry sherry
1/2 pound crabmeat, well drained and picked clean of shells
1 cup frozen peas
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water, to brush pastry





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F with a rack in the middle position.

In a medium pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the milk, clam juice, and sherry. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the crabmeat and peas. Remove from the heat and transfer to the refrigerator to cool.

Meanwhile, unfold the pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Place 4 (8-ounce) ovenproof bowls or large ramekins rim down on the pastry and cut out 4 circles a bit larger than the bowls (you may need to roll the pastry out a bit to accommodate all the bowls). Brush the circles with the egg wash. Set the egg wash aside.

When the crab filling has cooled, divide it among the 4 bowls. Brush the rims of the bowls with the egg wash, lay a pastry circle over each, and seal the edges. Cut steam vents in the pastry and brush with the egg mixture. Place the bowls on a baking sheet and bake on the middle rack until the pastry is puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.

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Thank you for sharing your recipes. I have not seen you make a single dish that I thought looked delicious and wanted to try. grin

By Shawannie on November 19, 2011


Hi Paula, Is there anyway I can make Micheal's crap pot pie's with chicken instead of crab meat? The only promblem I can see is the crab juice? Also, I love you guy's all so much. You always make me feel like I can do almost anything, except look as pretty as you, do. Thank you all for making me smile and laugh and feel good about alot of stuff, thank you, Nancy

By Nancy Patterson on June 20, 2011

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