Turkey-Cranberry Minis Recipe
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Turkey-Cranberry Minis Recipe

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We make these tiny tarts to stand in for the turkey and its trimmings at our casual holiday gatherings. — Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 30 frozen miniature phyllo tart shells

Nutritional Facts

1 tartlet: 71 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients. Add the turkey, celery, cranberries, cheese and pecans; toss to coat.
  2. Arrange tart shells on an ungreased baking sheet. Fill with turkey mixture. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Turkey-Cranberry Minis in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p32

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Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 123874
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"Even though I used chicken these little treats were wonderful. I also served mind cold and I also offered the mix as a spread. Both ways were very delicious.


perryqh User ID: 6670723 192103
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"Not hard to make, and got rave reviews at my husband's office party."

fosterb User ID: 6983071 178244
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"It was a hit at the baby shower I attended this weekend! Several guests asked me for the recipe."

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