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Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Braid

  • 8 Servings
  • 25 mins Prep Time
  • 55 mins Total Time

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 93% Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 8 oz. brie cheese, rind removed
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
Serving Size 1/4 of 1 Braid
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
Calories from fat 150
% Daily Value*
Total fat 17 g 26 %
Saturated fat 7 g 35 %
Trans fat
Cholesterol 90 mg 30 %
Sodium 520 mg 22 %
Total Carbohydrates 24 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 18 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin A 10%
Calcium 8%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F and remove puff pastry from freezer to thaw.
  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, mix cranberry sauce, apples and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Step 3

    Cook bacon over medium-high heat in a large pan. Remove cooked bacon, set aside to cool.
  • Step 4

    In the same pan, heat olive oil and add garlic. Stir for a few minutes.
  • Step 5

    Stir in rosemary, thyme and crumbled bacon then turn off the heat.
  • Step 6

    Add the ground turkey to pan, sprinkle with salt, chipotle pepper and stir all ingredients together. Cook until ground turkey is lightly browned.
  • Step 7

    Slice the cheese.
  • Step 8

    On a parchment lined baking sheet, roll out a puff pastry.
  • Step 9

    Spoon half of the turkey mixture in the middle of the puff pastry. Form into a rectangular loaf.
  • Step 10

    Cover the loaf with several slices of cheese.
  • Step 11

    Cover the cheese with 2-3 spoonfuls of the cranberry and apple sauce.
  • Step 12

    Cut strips along the edges of the dough. Make as many cuts along the sides as you want, just make sure to have the same amount on each side.
  • Step 13

    After cutting 6-8 strips of dough on the sides, you are ready to braid.
  • Step 14

    Fold the top and the bottom ends over the turkey, then cross the side strips over each other to make the braid.
  • Step 15

    Repeat with the second puff pastry.
  • Step 16

    Make an egg wash with one beaten egg and a splash of cool water.
  • Step 17

    Brush each pastry with the egg wash.
  • Step 18

    Bake for 25-30 minutes until the braid is golden brown.
  • Step 19

    Use a food thermometer to make sure the turkey is 165°F before eating.
  • Step 20

    Let set for at least 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

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