Chicken Pot Pie II

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (9 inch) pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
1 egg, lightly beaten

DIRECTIONS:

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the chicken meat, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear.
Remove the chicken and let cool. Pour the remaining chicken broth mixture into a measuring cup. Let stand; spoon off fat. Add enough milk to the broth mixture to equal 2 1/2 cups. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch pieces.
In the same pan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add the onion and celery. Saute, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in broth mixture. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and boils. Add the chicken, vegetables, parsley and thyme. Pour mixture into a 1 1/2 quart deep casserole dish.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Roll out pastry 1 inch larger than the diameter of the casserole dish on a lightly floured surface. Cut slits in the pastry for venting air. Place pastry on top of casserole. Roll edges and cut away extra pastry; flute edges by pinching together. Reroll scraps to cut into decorative designs. Place on top of pastry. Brush pastry with beaten egg and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve.

Becky’s Caramel Crunch Apple Pie

INGREDIENTS:

1 unbaked single pie shell, 9 inch
42 caramels
3 tbsp. water
3-4 c. tart cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt caramels with water in top of double boiler. Layer apples and caramel sauce alternately in pie shell.
In a small bowl combine flour, sugar and cinnamon, mixing well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until it has a consistency of coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until done. Serves 6-8 people.

Chicken Pot Pie VI

INGREDIENTS:

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour a 2 quart casserole dish.
Place chicken breasts, onion, and poultry seasoning in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover. Simmer over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Drain and dice chicken.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, onions, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, mixed vegetables, mushrooms, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
Lay one sheet of pastry in bottom of greased and floured pan. Pour chicken mixture over pastry. Cover with second sheet of pastry. Seal edges of top and bottom pastries. Cut steam vents in top.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.