Turkey Cigars with Cranberry-Dijon Dipping Sauce Recipe
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Turkey Cigars with Cranberry-Dijon Dipping Sauce Recipe

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With or without the dipping sauce, this crunchy crowd-pleaser is tasty. The cranberry-Dijon sauce gives the fun snack plenty of tang.—Donna-Marie Ryan, Topsfield, MA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground walnuts, divided
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14x9 inches)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 76 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a small skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese, parsley, cranberry sauce, 1 teaspoon walnuts, honey, mustard, salt and pepper.
  2. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface with a long side facing you; brush with butter. Repeat with three more sheets of phyllo, brushing each layer. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  3. Cut the stack widthwise into four strips. Place 2 tablespoons turkey mixture along one long side of each strip; roll up tightly. Pinch edges to seal. Cut roll in half; place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat. Brush tops with butter; sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
  4. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. For dipping sauce, in a microwave, heat cranberry sauce until softened. Stir in mustard. Serve with appetizers.
    Freeze option: Freeze unbaked appetizers in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, bake as directed, increasing time as necessary until golden and heated through. Meanwhile, prepare dipping sauce as directed.
    Yield: 2 dozen (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Turkey Cigars with Cranberry-Dijon Dipping Sauce in Country Woman October/November 2009, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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hsbbmom User ID: 5683173 145376
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"I have made this recipe 3 times, just as it is written. I made it for a party the last time and people were asking to take home the leftovers."

clownandcrown User ID: 1628840 211202
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009


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