Recipe: Turkey Hand Pies

by BnB Finder | November 20th, 2015 | Best BnB Bites, Recipes

turkey leftovers bnb (400x400)So you have survived another Thanksgiving feast – congratulations! Now the big question is: What to do with all that remains? Reheating is easy but hardly exciting, so why not repurpose what’s left to re-please your palate. One way to make the most of what you saved: This tantalizing turkey hand pie from Chef Caitie Maharg at The Iris Inn Bed and Breakfast  in Waynesboro, VA, a modern and elegant B&B overlooking the Shenandoah Valley nestled on 12 wooded acres in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. Chef Caitie is usually found whipping up breakfast or preparing a three-course gourmet sip ‘n simmer cabin dinner for guests, but today she’s helping readers make the most of Thanksgiving leftovers.  




Recipe: Turkey Hand Pies


  1. 1, 8 count container croissant dough
  2. 1 lb turkey meat, roughly chopped
  3. 1 TBSP olive oil
  4. 1 medium onion, diced
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. ½ cup fresh mushrooms or 1 small can, roughly chopped
  7. 1 cup vegetable of choice (ie. Brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli or green beans), roughly chopped
  8. 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  9. 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  10. 1 ½ cup mashed potatoes
  11. Salt & pepper to taste
For Cranberry Sauce
  1. 1 lb frozen cranberries
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 TBSP red wine
  4. 1 tsp allspice
  5. 2 TBSP cornstarch
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
  2. In a sauté pan over medium heat add the oil, let warm up for about 2 minutes then add onions, garlic, rosemary, and thyme.
  3. Sauté until onions become translucent.
  4. Add mushrooms and vegetables and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Add turkey meat and cook just until turkey is heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in mashed potatoes.
  7. Stretch croissant dough out and fill with mixture.
  8. croissant up, making sure to tuck in the sides to ensure no filling falls out.
  9. Place on a greased cookie sheet or a pizza stone.
  10. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Serve with cranberry sauce.
Cranberry Sauce
  1. In a medium sauce pan combine cranberries, sugar, wine and allspice.
  2. Heat over medium heat until cranberries begin to breakdown, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Begin to whisk and add cornstarch.
  4. Heat until thickened, then remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Serve with turkey hand pies.
Think Tasty





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