Deep-Dish Ham Pie
Why I Love This Recipe
When the holidays are over I often wonder what to do with left over ham. I can only eat so many casseroles with noodles and ham. This is a different way to use up the ham.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt (I omit the salt - the ham is salty enough!)
1/4 tsp. ground mustard
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup milk
1 tsp. dried minced onion
2-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup frozen peas ( use canned)
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
Pastry for single-crust pie (8 inches)
Melt butter in a saucepan; stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth.
Gradually add milk and onion; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in ham, peas and eggs.
Pour into an ungreased 8-inch square or 11 x 7 x 2 inch baking dish.
On a floured surface, roll pastry to fit top of dish; place over filling.
Seal and flute the edges; cut slits in the top. Bake at 425º for 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
Yield: 6 servings.