Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry

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 This scrumptious puff pastry recipe is filled with cream cheese, turkey and cranberry relish, perfect for putting those Thanksgiving leftovers to use!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

It’s two days until Thanksgiving, and while some of you might be preparing to make your first whole turkey EVER, I actually got to experience this feat two weeks ago!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

I roasted my first whole turkey and served it with Cranberry Jalapeno Relish!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Ever since I made the turkey, I’ve been putting the leftovers to good use, in recipes like the Breakfast Casserole I shared yesterday, and this Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry recipe.

Seriously, it’s so gorgeous, you might just want to slice up some turkey and make this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Braiding puff pastry is one of my greatest tricks for making a dish look WAY more complicated than it actually is! 😉

The great thing about this dish is that it’s perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers, but also easily made year-round as a fancy looking, but so easy to make, appetizer for parties!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet (de-thawed)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup shredded leftover turkey
  • ½ cup cranberry jalapeno relish (←click link for recipe)
  • 1 egg + 1 tsp water (whisked together for egg wash)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Lay the puff pastry sheet flat on parchment paper.

To make the braided top, slice a triangle from the bottom of each side of the pastry dough, then slice ½ inch diagonal lines up each side of the pastry dough.

Spread the cream cheese down the middle.

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Top with the turkey, then the cranberry relish.

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Lay the rectangular end of the puff pastry over the filling, then begin on one side, and lay one strip of dough over the filling, then alternate laying a strip of dough from the other side, then alternate back and forth, back and forth, over the filling.

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Once the entire puff pastry is wrapped up, transfer it on the parchment paper to a baking sheet.

Brush with the egg wash.

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

So pretty, and so tasty! Such a delicious use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

For more Thanksgiving turkey leftover recipes, check out these 5 favorites!

  1. Turkey Fajita Rice Bowls
  2. Mushroom Turkey Spinach Quiche
  3. Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole
  4. Buffalo Turkey Grilled Cheese
  5. Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Crust

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe
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Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry

This scrumptious puff pastry recipe is filled with cream cheese, turkey and cranberry relish, perfect for putting those Thanksgiving leftovers to use!

Course Appetizer, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet thawed
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup cooked turkey shredded
  • ½ cup cranberry jalapeno relish click link for recipe - or use cranberry relish of your choice
  • 1 egg + 1 tsp water whisked together for egg wash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lay the puff pastry sheet flat on parchment paper.
  3. To make the braided top, slice a triangle from the bottom of each side of the pastry dough, then slice ½ inch diagonal lines up each side of the pastry dough.
  4. Spread the cream cheese down the middle.
  5. Top with the turkey, then the cranberry relish.
  6. Lay the rectangular end of the puff pastry over the filling, then begin on one side, and lay one strip of dough over the filling, then alternate laying a strip of dough from the other side, then alternate back and forth, back and forth, over the filling.
  7. Once the entire puff pastry is wrapped up, transfer it on the parchment paper to a baking sheet.
  8. Brush with the egg wash.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
This scrumptious puff pastry recipe is filled with cream cheese, turkey and cranberry relish, perfect for putting those Thanksgiving leftovers to use!