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December 19, 2017

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets

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Spread holiday cheer by baking delectable Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets for your friends and family! These tartlets, filled with tart cranberry sauce, spicy Jennie-O Cajun turkey breast and salty feta cheese, sing of the season’s flavors. Serve the tartlets warm with a sprinkling of fresh thyme sprinkled. Perfect for a party, Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets are sure to be a crowd pleaser at any get-together this winter!
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Bonnie and Clyde.

Peanut butter and jelly.

Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Turkey and cranberry.

Dynamic duos, y’all. And today, we’re celebrating one of these pairings in a simple but utterly flavor-filled holiday appetizer!

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It’s so important to have a go-to, delicious appetizer up your sleeve this time of year. Parties are in full swing, and it’s nice to serve something tasty for guests to nibble on, whether you’re hosting or not.

Needless to say, I have a new favorite appetizer in these Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets.

And yes, I realize that’s a whole heck-of-a-lot to say for this appetizer, but I wanted the title to capture what’s in them. And, well, these bites have a little bit of everything.

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A little bit of heat from the Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast. (Seriously, y’all, I’m loving that this turkey goes straight from the freezer to the oven and that it bakes in a bag with no fuss!)

Tart sweetness from the cranberries.

Saltiness from the feta cheese.

And a pop of bright herb flavor with the fresh thyme added at the very end.

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While Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets are easy-peasy, you’ve got to prepare for them in advance because the Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast has to bake before the appetizers are made.

To make things easy on myself—and to avoid being frantic in the kitchen the day of a party—I suggest baking the Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast a day in advance and storing it in the refrigerator overnight. Make the cranberry sauce in advance, too. (I used some of my cranberry vanilla sauce from last month, but any kind of cranberry sauce would be tasty!)

When it’s time to make the appetizer, simply remove the cranberry sauce and turkey from the fridge and get to work!

It only takes 10-15 minutes tops when your ingredients are good to go. 🙂

And then they’ll bake for 20-25 minutes (or until golden brown, which was about 35 minutes in my dying oven—sigh) and come out and be the talk of the party!

Who doesn’t love a slightly sweet-salty-spicy appetizer?

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Interested in making these beauts for your holiday get-together?

Scroll on down to learn how simple they are!

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Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets

Spread holiday cheer by baking delectable Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets for your friends and family! These tartlets, filled with tart cranberry sauce, spicy Jennie-O Cajun turkey breast and salty feta cheese, sing of the season's flavors. Serve the tartlets warm with a sprinkling of fresh thyme sprinkled. Perfect for a party, Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets are sure to be a crowd pleaser at any get-together this winter!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 appetizers
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat, and set aside.

  2. As the oven preheats, let the puff pastry warm slightly.

  3. Remove the Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast from the bone, and chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

  4. Roll out the puff pastry, and then slice into 9 equal parts.

  5. Place the puff pastry onto the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Dollop 1-2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce onto each piece of pastry. Spread with a knife.

  7. Top the cranberry sauce with chopped turkey. (Eyeball it, but you don’t want it to be overflowing.)

  8. Sprinkle feta cheese on top of the pastries.

  9. Transfer to the preheated oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry has puffed and browned slightly.

  10. Remove from the oven, and let cool slightly before sprinkling on fresh thyme leaves as the finishing touch.

  11. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast needs to bake before this recipe is made. Mine took nearly 3 hours in my ancient oven.

Also note that the Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast will make a LOT more turkey than this recipe calls for! You can double, triple, quadruple the amounts of ingredients here if you’re hosting a party. If not, be prepared for lots of awesome leftovers!

The Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast can be baked a day or two in advance in preparation of making this party appetizer.

Are you a turkey and cranberry fan?

Could I interest you in a tartlet today?

8 Comments

  1. Cam

    This appetizer looks so delicious and tasty that my mouth is opening now to eat it. Fantastic.

  2. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    These tartlets are a great combination of holiday flavors!!

  3. Jessica Robinson

    What amazing flavor combinations! These would be the prefect appetizer to a dinner party or family gathering!

  4. Richa Gupta

    Such a wonderful appetizer idea to try this Christmas!

  5. Danielle Green

    These are the most amazing looking appetizers!

  6. Julie Evink

    These look just divine!!! WOW!!!

  7. Melissa Howell

    Everything you make just looks so amazingly delicious! By the way, I noticed you have been sharing my posts on Twitter and I wanted to thank you for that! You are so sweet!

  8. Malinda

    These look absolutely AMAZING and the flavor combination sounds delish!!

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