Thursday, November 18, 2010

Turkey Cranberry Wreath

This recipe has been around for awhile and it is one that I pull out from time to time.  It is a great recipe to employ to use up your leftover turkey.  I received the recipe from a lady at church, but I think it was most probably a Pillsbury recipe.  Have fun making this delicious wreath in the kitchen.  It whips up quickly.  The cranberries and honey  mustard give it a kick and the swiss cheeese gives it balance.  This is always a hit with my family.

Turkey Wreath Recipe

2 packages crescent roll dough
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
2 cups cooked, turkey, cut in small pieces
1/2 cup celery, sliced thinly
3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 egg, separated

Combine all the ingredients except the crescent rolls and the egg. 

Open the crescent roll tubes and separate the triangles.  You should have 8 triangles in each tube.  Take 8  triangles and place the wide ends in the center in a circle on your baking sheet.  It should look like this.

Take the remaining 8 triangles and line up the wide ends to the wide ends of the first 8 triangles.  The points of the triangles should face the center.  The points of the first 8 triangles faced outward.  Seal only, by pressing down with your fingers, where the two wide parts meet.

This is what I mean by lining up the wide ends of the triangle.  I drew it out on paper, because the photo I took didn't really show the wide ends meeting.

 Scoop the turkey mixture, where the wide ends meet, in a circle.  Weave the dough, outside piece, inside piece, alternating all the way around to make a wreath.  I didn't do a great job doing this and it turned out just fine.  As you do the weaving, tuck the ends of the triangle underneath the wreath.  There will be portions of the turkey mixture visible, this is fine.  Take the white from the separated egg and brush over the pastry wreath.

The wreath ready to be baked.

 Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Note:  If you don't have leftover turkey, try making it with chicken or a good quality deli turkey, bought in a chunk.  I hope you enjoy this as much as my family did!

Thanksgiving Challenge

Today I am thankful for good teachers.  My son has a nice Driver's Education teacher who worked with him to get his license.  The Driver's Education teacher takes his job seriously and put in extra time and effort with my son.  Yesterday, my son passed the test for his Driver's license.  I am also thankful that I don't have to wake up at 5:20 a.m. to get him to drive with his teacher anymore!

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Anonymous said...

I was hoping you would post this recipe! I think I'm going to have to make it.
Congratulations to your son getting his license, and to you, not having to get up before the crack of dawn to take him in for practice!

FabFrugalFood said...

Wow! I can't wait to have turkey leftovers now!


Joy Tilton said...

This looks delicious and really very pretty! Who would have thunk you could do this with crescent rolls!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats to your son on getting his license! I remember how happy my kids were when they got theirs.

I love this idea and recipe, Joni! Even though I can't eat it {I had to go gluten free a few years ago} I would definitely make it for my family. And maybe I'd look for something I could use for myself for the pillsbury dough and make a mini one for me!

The Fajdich Times said...

Great recipe! I can't wait to try it:)

Mimi said...

Fun recipe! It seems like I have bookmarked every recipe in your blog.
Congrats to you son on getting his license, my son just recently get his too. I do miss my time with him in the car, that was when he talked the most.

Unknown said...

This looks amazing! It would be great to take to a luncheon.

La said...

I was hoping after yesterday's tease, you would share this recipe. It sounds wonderful to me! La

Victoria said...

Yum, that looks amazing. What a great bread to celebrate the holidays with.

Cathy said...

Now that is downright delicious looking. I always roast a large turkey so we have lots of leftovers. This is bookmarked right now!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I am so happy you posted this recipe! I will certainly make it with the Turkey leftovers.
I love this one!!!!!!! YUMMY!

Beth said...

Joni, That looks delicious! You are the best-est cook!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Beth

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe Joni, this falls under the category of "fun"! Congrats on your son getting his license:@)

Joy Tilton said...

I halved the recipe and made a small wreath. It was just delicious and so pretty! I will definately use this for a hearty appetizer or luncheon dish. I want to share this with my readers too, but I'll have to make it again...we ate every slice!

Haden News said...

This sounds delicious! Can't wait to give this recipe a try! Happy Thanksgiving!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This is a delightful discovery! These is a such a beautiful way to use leftover turkey! Even worth having company back the next day ;)

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, that looks so delicious! I so wish we celebrated Thanksgiving over here!

Blessings and best wishes always,
PS I can't recall if I came to say thank you for my birthday message. If I haven't "Thank you so very much!"

Miz Helen said...

I love this recipe, thanks for reminding me to make it again which I intend to do really soon.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Miz Helen

Love the Decor! said...

This is a keeper!!
Thanks for stopping over and for always leaving such sweet comments
Have a blessed Day!!

elisabeth said...

This looks really good and a nice way to serve it - in the shape of a wreath. I've never seen this recipe before but I'll have to take it along with me when I leave for PA this weekend. We just might make it after the holidays.

Elisabeth @ Treasuring the

Anonymous said...

Just bought crescent rolls on sale. Will keep this recipe for when we have turkey leftovers. Thanks for sharing!!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the recipe, It is DEFINITELY one I'm going to make!!! Hugs to you, Donna

Pondside said...

Wow - that looks delicious. It may have been around for a while, but this is the first time I've seen this recipe. I'll be it would be good with chicken too.

Unknown said...

joni...this looks so delicious! i think we will have plenty of leftovers this i can't wait to use some of them up with this fab recipe. i love anything that i can use crescent rolls to make ;)

Cricket said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. What a great use of leftover turkey in a new way.

*Just wanted you to know, today I am thankful for other wonderful bloggers like you and your sweet siter who always inspire me*

Kathleen said...

I think I would like that! It looks delicious! Thank you. Turkey cupcakes are adorable too!

Holly Lefevre said...

I have never heard of or had such a sounds fabulous!

Sue said...

I think I might like my leftovers more than the original turkey if I made this wreath with them! It looks so amazing!

Karen said...

Oh, yum! Thanks for reminding me of this old favorite. I love it.
Glad your son has his driver's license. Great to have an errand-runner in the family!
Ladybug Creek

Monique said...

This is a Pampered Chef recipe. Found your blog looking for it. Great step by step photos. Making this today with my turkey leftovers.

FabFrugalFood said...

This looks like it would be such a pretty edible centerpiece!