Turkey Leftovers And Cranberries In A Wreath


Turkey leftovers and cranberries create a fun and festive wreath dish.

Wondering about something different to take to your holiday parties?  Have some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?  Want a tangy taste treat everyone will be talking about?

Try this creative holiday braided wreath for a special lunch or appetizer adapted from the Pampered Chef 2000 Seasons Best recipe collection.

2 packages (8 ounce each) refrigerated crescent rolls.

3/4 cup light mayonnaise or miracle whip for a sweeter taste

1 tablespoon sweetner or sugar

2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

2 1/2 cups cooked and chopped turkey pieces

1 cup chopped celery, can use cauliflower or broccoli

3 tablespoons fresh parsley  or 1 TBS dried parsley and 10 to 12 cilantro leaves

1/2 cup dried cranberries

4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese (1/2 cup)

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 egg white

turkey wreath ingredients

Preheat over to 375 F

Use a round baking stone or pizza pan.  Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 16 triangles

With side ends of triangle toward the center place 8 triangles in a circle in the center of the large round baking stone.  Press the edges of the 8 triangles creating the circle together.

Cresent rolls in star formation

Mix Mayonnaise, mustard and black pepper.

Chop turkey, dice celery snip parsley or cilantro.  Add Turkey, celery, parsley and cranberries to batter bowl.

Add grated swiss cheese.

Turkey mixture with cheese


Scoop filling over the center of the dough seam where the top triangles and bottom triangles come together and have been blended so the dough will not come apart.


creating the turkey wreath

Add the pecans to the top of the turkey leftover and cranberry mixture.

alternate trianges over one another

Beginning in the center, lift on dough triangle across the mixture.  Continue alternating with outer triangles slightly overlapping to form the wreath.

brush egg white over wreath

In a bowl separate the egg white, beat and brush lightly over the entire wreath.

Baked turkey wreath

Bake 25 yo 30 minutes at 375.    Yields 10 servings.

turkey and cranberry taste treat


The turkey leftovers with cranberries will delight your guests palate with the unique flavor coming from the tang of the cranberries and dijon mustard.

Serve with a Celebration Cranberry Salad and receive rave reviews!

Prefect way to be creative with turkey leftovers and create a festive, braided warm stuffed treat.

sliced turkey wreath and cranberry celebration salad

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