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What are some recipes that use pastry shells?

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Black bottom banana cream puffs and creamy turkey pot pies both use pastry shells. Both of these recipes make enough miniature pastries to serve six people.

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Black bottom banana cream puffs are filled with pudding. In a bowl, combine 1 package instant vanilla or banana flavor pudding and pie filling mix with 1 cup cold milk. Whisk pudding mix and milk for two minutes, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Prepare 1 package pastry shells according to package directions. Fill 6 shells with 1 tablespoon heated hot fudge topping.

Thinly slice 1 large banana, and reserve 6 banana slices. Place remaining banana slices into each of the pastry shells, then top with spoonfuls of pudding mixture. Prepare 1 1/2 cups sweetened whipped cream, and spoon 1/4 cup whipped cream into each shell. Place 1 slice reserved banana on top of shells.

Creamy turkey pot pies require 35 minutes of preparation time. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet pan over medium-high heat. Cook 1 medium chopped onion in the oil, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in 1 can cream of chicken soup along with 1/2 cup milk. Add 1 package frozen peas and carrots, and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for five minutes. Stir in 2 cups shredded cooked turkey, and cook until bubbly. Spoon turkey mixture into each prepared pastry shell.

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