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Cranberry Almond Turkey Flan  HT  MC British   75mins



Serves   4      Hot    Poultry  Game  Nuts  Fruit   Leftovers   Main Course   Eggless  Britain Europe



   175g/6oz Plain Flour

   75g/3oz Cheddar Cheese, grated

   1/4 teasp English Mustard Powder

   125g/5oz Melted Butter

   25g 1oz Butter

   1 Onion, chopped

   300g/11oz Cooked Turkey, shredded

   25g/1oz Flaked Almonds

   25g/1oz Fresh Cranberries

   1 tbsp Freshly Chopped Parsley

   Salt and Black Pepper

   210ml/7fl.oz. Crème Fraîche

   2 Eggs




1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5. 

2. Place the flour, cheese and mustard powder in a large bowl and mix well. Add the melted butter and 1-2 teaspoons of water and mix together with a knife until it begins to bind. Gather up with your hands to form a dough.

3. Use to line a 20cm/8 inch loose bottomed flan tin. Prick the base with a fork and line with greaseproof or parchment paper. Fill with baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes. 

4. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a saucepan, add the onion and sauté gently until soft. Add the turkey, almonds, cranberries, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well. 

5. In a bowl, beat together the crème frâiche and eggs and pour over the turkey mixture, mixing well. 

6. Remove the pastry case from the over and remove the paper and baking beans. Pour the turkey mixture into the pastry case bake for 35-40 minutes, until firm to the touch and golden brown.

Great for using up leftover turkey at Christmas or Easter



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