Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

These Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies are the perfect after-Thanksgiving snack, lunch, or dinner using leftover turkey and cranberries!

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

Friends, are you excited for the week ahead? Are you hosting, or did you get a dinner invite this year?

Do you have your table planned, or do you serve family style and have a more relaxed setting?

I’m sharing a delicious recipe today that you’ll want to save to Pinterest for leftover turkey.

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

These Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies are so easy, you can even get the kids in the kitchen to help you make them.

I don’t know why I used to get intimidated with hand pies, but they’re a super cinch.

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

I love the combination of leeks, turkey, cranberries, and cream cheese.

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

If you don’t have leeks, try shallots!

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

Bake and serve right away – they are so tasty!!

Below I’m sharing a reminder, how to set the table, and a prayer that I found this week – perfect for sharing with your guests before the feast!

A Thanksgiving Blessing to read at the table

For some hosts (especially if you are an introvert), having to say a Thanksgiving prayer can be stressful. It’s not that thanksgiving isn’t welling up inside of you, it just may be that you are more shy, and it’s hard to pray out loud.

No worries, many people are in the same boat, even if they don’t admit it.

Prayers are beautiful — personal, sacred, private, meaningful … beautiful.

At a recent gathering, our host read a prayer before we ate. I thought it was so beautiful, and a great reminder that it’s okay to read prayers!

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

So for family who are friends, and friends who are family…. enjoy this prayer this Thanksgiving season! (Drag the above image off to your desktop, PRINT.)

Let us join our hands and hearts in gratitude on this wondrous day, where we have the abundance of our lives before us. We remember on this day of bounty all of those who do not have enough, who are afraid, who are lonely, and who suffer. We wish for the abundance of this world to be shared, for fear to become love, for the lonely to feel welcomed, and for the suffering to know rest and joy. For the labors, the love, the care that gave us the delights of this and every day, we say “Thanks!” For the nourishment of our spirit, the challenges that strengthen us, and the friends we have on the journey, we sing “Thanks!” For all that is our lives, for these good gifts, we whisper, “Thanks!” Overflowing with gratitude, let us shout, “Thanks!” Amen.
—Naomi King, “A Thanksgiving Blessing”

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 package (8 oz.) crescent roll dough
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large leeks--trimmed, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced, white and pale-green parts only (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, cut the dough into 4 rectangles, pressing the perforated seams together to seal. Roll out each rectangle to form a 6-inch square, and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet; refrigerate while you make the filling. In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 teaspoon water.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over low. Add the leeks; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the leeks soften, about 7 minutes. Turn off the heat, stir in the turkey, garlic, and mustard; season to taste.
  3. Spoon the cream cheese and cranberries onto the dough squares, leaving a 1-inch border; top with the turkey leek mixture. Fold the points of each square into the center, pinching the tips together to seal. Brush the pastry with the egg. Bake until puffed and golden, 15-18 minutes.

Turkey Cranberry Hand Pies with leftover turkey and cranberries

3 comments

  1. These look so yummy!!! Happy Thanksgiving and I am grateful for your wonderful blog!!! 

  2. delicious idea Sandy!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. oh my! These sound wonderful. I’m not a huge cranberry fan, but this might be worth it.

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