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Dove Pie

Recipe Ingredients

6 doves

1 cup water

2 ribs celery

1/2 green bell pepper

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 recipe 2-crust pie pastry

1/4 cup butter

Black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Place doves in pot with 1 cup water. Add celery, bell pepper, red pepper and salt. Steam for 45 to 60 minutes until birds are tender.
  2. Cool and bone doves. Reserve 1 cup broth.
  3. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with 1/2 pastry. Top with meat from doves. Dot with butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add reserved broth. Top with remaining pastry. Brush with melted butter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown, about 1 hour.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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