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Turkey Puffs with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Turkey Puffs with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Carmelized onions and mushrooms revitalize leftover turkey, while sweet and savory cranberry sauce balances the rich pastry and cream cheese. This is a quick and easy way to end a day of Black Friday shopping. Recipe submitted by Suzanne Clark, published in Taste of Home November 2011.

  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Prep time:40 Minutes
  • Cook time:20 Minutes


  • 1 cup(s) Chicken broth
  • 1 cup(s) Dried wild mushrooms
  • 1 Medium onion Thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Butter
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) Pepper
  • 1 package(s) 17.3 oz frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounce(s) Thinly sliced cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup(s) Spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup(s) Chicken broth
  • 1 cup(s) Dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup(s) Balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup(s) Cranberry sauce


In a saucepan, combine broth and mushrooms; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand for 15-20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove mushrooms; coarsely chop. Strain remaining broth through a fine mesh strainer.

In a large skillet, sauté onion in butter until softened reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occassionally for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Add the tarragon, salt, pepper, chopped mushrooms and broth. Bring to a boil; cook over medium heat until liquid is evaporated.

On a floured surface, unfold pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12-in.x10-in. rectangle; cut into 2 pieces. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Spoon mushroom mixture onto each pastry; top with turkey and cream cheese.

Brush pastry edges with water. Bring long sides over filling, pinching to seal. Turn pastries, seams side down. Cut slots in pastry. Brush tops with egg. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the broth, wine, and vinegar. Bring to a boil, cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in cranberry sauce until melted. Serve with pastries.

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