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leftover pieces of cooked Christmas meats

leftover stuffing, bacon, sausages, and vegetables

leftover gravy or any of the accompanying sauces e.g. cranberry, bread, and apple

1 packet ready-made puff or shortcrust pastry

1 tablespoon milk


Place all the leftovers in an ovenproof dish.

Roll out the ready-made pastry to cover the dish.

Place the pastry over the filling, making sure that it is all enclosed.

Brush the pastry with milk and bake at Gas Mark 6 / 400F / 200C (180C for fan oven) for 35 - 40 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch.

Serve with a cooked green vegetable such as cabbage, peas, beans, or sprouts.