Havarti Potpie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Difficulty Level: Advanced


  • 4 tbsp unsalted Butter, divided, plus additional for pan
  • 1 medium Onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock or Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 2 cups cooked Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 2 cups Kale, Lacinato, Tuscan Kale, shredded
  • 2 cups Buholzer Brothers Havarti Cheese, shredded
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Water or Milk


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Butter bottom and sides of 9-inch pie pan.
  2. In large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion and squash to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Remove onion and squash from pan and set aside.
  3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to pan. When butter has melted, add flour, whisking to combine. Cook 1 minute. Add chicken stock and heavy cream, whisking to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, whisking frequently, until sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat. Mix in chicken, kale and havarti, stirring well. Pour mixture into prepared pie pan.
  4. Roll out puff pastry until one side is at least 10 inches long. Cut into eight 1-inch wide strips.
  5. In small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water or milk. Brush edges of pie pan with egg wash. Arrange strips along top of pie pan, vertically and horizontally, weaving to create a lattice effect. Press ends into edges of pie plate and trim excess pastry. Brush tops of pastry strips with remaining egg wash.
  6. Bake 25 minutes, or until pastry top is golden brown and filling begins to bubble. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Compliments of the DFW.

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