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Brazilian Pot Pie (Empadão) Hacked

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Brazilian Pot Pie (Empadão) Hacked

A few months ago I posted a recipe for the Brazilian comfort food Tapioca.  Brazilian Pot Pie, or Empadão, is another classic and it’s to die for. It’s not your typical liquidy American pot pie, but pot pie is the closest translation in English.

Brazilian Pot Pie (Empadão) is a family favorite of ours and a very traditional dish that screams Brazilian comfort food. And, if you are familiar with it you’ll be pleased to find this hack, making it super-easy  — and enough for a spare for another busy night.

It is typically handmade with a buttery and flaky crust that melts in your mouth. The process is labor intensive, but for Brazilian food lovers and anyone that wants to experiment with a delicious ethnic dish, I’ve discovered a super-easy hack to bring this treat to your table in no time at all.

What You’ll Need:

Two Ready-To-Back Pie Shells

2 Rolled Pie Crusts

1 Can of Corn

Large Onion

5.75 oz Jar of Sliced Olives

2 pounds of Chicken shredded (Costco sells a delicious package of hand-pulled rotisserie chicken)

1 egg

Step 1

Chop onion, drain corn and olives and dump all ingredients into a bowl.  Mix thoroughly. 

Brazilian Chicken Pot Pie

Step 2

Dump ingredients evenly into the pie shells.  (It will leave a little extra, which is great to use on a chicken salad for lunch the following day.)

Brazilian Chicken Pot Pie

Step 3

Cover with the pie crusts.  Pinch edges.  Poke a few holes with a fork. 

Brazilian Pot Pie

Step 4

Crack and egg and spread it out evenly over the crusts. 

Brazilian Pot Pie

Step 5

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place one pie in oven and cook for 1 hour.  Insert one pie into a gallon zip lock bag to freeze for later.  

And, there ya have Brazilian Pot Pie!  The finished pie should be nice and crispy.  But, if watery, return to oven for 10 minutes or drain liquid.

Brazilian Pot Pie


Brazilian Pot Pie (Empadão) is typically served with rice, a simple green salad, Brazilian cheese bread (Pão de Queijo) and topped off with Guarana, a very typical soda. 

Have you ever had Empadão?  Give it a try and let me know how it goes!


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