Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

Shrimp de Jonghe was invented in Chicago. It is usually baked and served in a casserole dish, but my version is handheld. In these shrimp puff pastry triangles, the shrimp filling is perfect with the crunchy pastry dough. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Spinach & Turkey Turnovers

Never toss anything from a fancy meal when you can make turnovers using the turkey, gravy and cranberries. We serve...


Pesto Chicken Turnovers

5 reviews

When it comes to food, I'm all about anything in a pocket—pita bread, bierocks, empanadas and more. These Italian-inspired turnovers...


Pear, Ham & Cheese Pastry Pockets

1 review

I came up with this simple recipe one night for a quick dinner. It's perfect with a cup of soup...


Dilled Mushroom Turnovers

1 review

My bite-sized mushroom pastries are hard to resist. For parties, I prep and freeze them ahead, then pop them in...

After-Christmas Empanadas

1 review

Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a...


Sun-Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Empanadas

I created this appetizer because I entertain a lot and wanted something simple but special. People like these empanadas so...

Savory Pork Turnovers

2 reviews

Apples, potatoes, ground pork and seasonings tucked inside flaky golden pastry never fail to win praise from my family at...


Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

10 reviews

“I had a package of puff pastry in my freezer and mentioned to a friend that I’d like to make...


Apple Turnovers

34 reviews

Give this traditional apple turnover recipe a try. It makes a dessert that's both tender and flaky, with apple pie-like...


Sausage Spinach Turnovers

5 reviews

One Christmas, I gave these tasty meat pies to our neighbors as gifts instead of sweets—they loved them! The handheld...