Last updated on January 26th, 2018 at 05:33 pm
With the holidays right around the corner, I’m happy to share this delicious and easy Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid recipe!
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Turkey cranberry apple baked brie braid is a simple puff pastry recipe!
Just imagine biting into Thanksgiving dinner all at once. That’s what this simple Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid puff pastry recipe tastes like! I love making desserts with puff pastry like this amazing chocolate braid, so thought making something savory would be just as good!
It all started when Honeysuckle White Turkey invited me to learn more about them by visiting a local turkey farm here in Texas. Have you ever been to a turkey farm? I’m going to guess… no. I’m the same, so of course I was interested.
I joined two other food bloggers in Austin where we each got paired with different turkey farmers, then based on the experience of our visit, created a recipe to celebrate an early Thanksgiving dinner with our farmers.
Ken and Dana from Sedberry Farm were the farmers I got to visit for the day. They are the sweetest couple who take such great pride in their farm! I love the fact that Honeysuckle White works with over 700 independent farmers and all turkeys are raised without growth-promoting antibiotics. This is very important as we all want to feed our family the best quality foods!
I was so impressed with the way the entire family helps out on the farm! Their young son even has chores. What’s fun is they haven’t always been farmers. Dana started out as a registered nurse and Ken was a software engineer. Now they’re applying those skills to raising turkeys with care.
While I was at the turkey farm, a production crew was filming my visit. It was a full day of shooting at the farm. Here’s some behind the scene photos. (Scroll down to see the beautiful video they created!)
The next day, we had a special event planned at a beautiful location for our dinner with the farmers. Can you believe this gorgeous place? WOW! I was so excited to meet the other turkey farmers and get to enjoy this setting for dinner.
I couldn’t stop taking photos. Can you blame me?
After shopping for our recipe ingredients we headed into the kitchen to start cooking. Well, cooking and filming. A LOT of filming! I realize now that it takes about 3 extra hours to cook what normally takes 40 minutes when you have a huge film crew in the kitchen with you.
I got to know everyone very well in all of that time. A little too well I think. Ha! It was fun to cook a turkey dinner along side my new blog friends!
My dish was created for my farmer Dana as this will be the first Thanksgiving she will host in her home. I figured she and Ken probably had a lot of turkey, so she could make a quick and easy appetizer for her family that tastes like a bite of Thanksgiving all rolled into one.
I’ve got the entire ingredients and directions that you can print below, but here is quick run down of the Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid recipe. It’s SO GOOD!
First, I spiced up some ground turkey meat with chipolte spices, garlic, fresh rosemary, thyme and bacon crumbles. Added onto a sheet of puff pastry, then topped with brie and my homemade fast and easy cranberry apple sauce.
Then sliced the puff pastry to begin the braid.
Start by folding the bottom and the top over the turkey mixture, then criss cross the pieces to look like a braid. Tuck under any extra pieces. Add an egg wash over the top before baking.
No matter how you braid this dish, you CAN NOT mess it up. Look at how pretty it turns out!
After a long day of cooking, we got changed and ready to meet all of the turkey farmers for dinner.
Isn’t this a gorgeous Thanksgiving dinner table?
I spy my turkey recipe!
What’s so funny is while we were waiting to eat, Dana kept asking which blogger made my dish because it looked so good. When I told her I made it for her, she was so excited!
What a special day! I’m so thankful to have met such wonderful farmers who are the heart of our country.
I hope you’ll take time to watch this gorgeous video of our trip and that it inspires you to make “an honest meal” at home with your friends and family this holiday season!
Get all of our recipes and learn more about Honeysuckle White –> HERE.
This trip was truly an unforgettable experience!
Watch me make this recipe with the host of Studio 512 in Austin!
Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid Recipe
Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid
- 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
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground chipolte pepper 8 oz. brie cheese rind removed
- 3 slices of bacon cooked and diced
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
- 1 egg beaten
Preheat oven to 400° and remove puff pastry from freezer to thaw.
In a medium bowl, mix cranberry sauce, apples and cinnamon. Set aside.
Cook bacon over medium-high heat in a large pan. Remove cooked bacon, set aside to cool.
In the same pan, heat olive oil and add garlic. Stir for a few minutes.
Stir in rosemary, thyme and crumbled bacon then turn off the heat.
Add the ground turkey to pan, sprinkle with salt, chipolte pepper and stir all ingredients together.
Slice the cheese.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, roll out a puff pastry.
Spoon half of the turkey mixture in the middle of the puff pastry. Form into a rectangular loaf.
Cover the loaf with several slices of cheese.
Cover the cheese with 2-3 spoonfuls of the cranberry and apple sauce.
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.
After cutting 6-8 strips of dough on the sides, you are ready to braid.
Fold the top and the bottom ends over the turkey, then cross the side strips
make the braid.
Repeat with the second puff pastry.
Make an egg wash with one beaten egg and a splash of cool water.
Brush each pastry with the egg wash.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the braid is golden brown.
Use a food thermometer to make sure the turkey is 165°F before eating.
Let set for at least 5 minutes, then slice and serve.
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