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Turkey Puffs with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Caramelized onions and mushrooms revitalize leftover turkey, while sweet and savory cranberry sauce balances the rich pastry and cream cheese. This is quick and easy way to end a day of Black Friday shopping!—Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup dried wild mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup jellied cranberry sauce


  • In a small saucepan, combine broth and mushrooms; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; let stand for 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are softened. Using a slotted spoon, remove mushrooms; coarsely chop. Strain remaining broth through a fine mesh strainer. Set aside mushrooms and broth.
  • In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Add the tarragon, salt, pepper and reserved mushrooms and broth. Bring to a boil; cook over medium heat until liquid is evaporated.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12x10-in. rectangle; cut each into two pieces. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Spoon mushroom mixture onto each pastry; top with turkey and cream cheese.
  • Lightly brush pastry edges with water. Bring long sides over filling, pinching seams and ends to seal. Turn pastries seam side down. Cut small slits into pastry. Brush tops with egg. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 filled pastry with 3 tablespoons sauce: 1037 calories, 53g fat (19g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 1295mg sodium, 103g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 12g fiber), 31g protein.
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  • aldar
    Dec 8, 2014

    These are really good! I used fresh mushrooms as others have suggested. I didn't do the sauce but next time I will. Delicious and rich!

  • brady525sarah
    May 16, 2013

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  • cooking919
    Apr 8, 2013

    These were phenomenal!!! I did not have jellied cranberry sauce so I substituted strawberry preserves and thought they tasted great. It had incredible flavor and I look forward to making this again!

  • JoyBugaloo
    Jan 8, 2012

    Made this for dinner tonight using turkey breast that was roasted at my grocery store's deli--great shortcut when you don't have Thanksgiving leftovers! I used fresh mushrooms (a "gourmet mix" of oyster, shiitake, and baby bella) and sauteed them with the onions. I also added a few cloves of garlic to that duxelles-type mixture, and used dried thyme instead of tarragon. For the sauce, I used Pinot Noir instead of Cabernet, and I used my own homemade (whole berry) cranberry salsa to mix in. SO GOOD!

  • MMMMMJames
    Nov 28, 2011

    I'm not fond of dried mushrooms,will use fresh or even canned next time.