Turkey Tartlets

13 Nov

Turkey Tartlets

Makes 12 tartlets

If Thanksgiving dinner were for every meal, well, you’d be one stuffed turkey.  And let’s be honest—you don’t need that.  Save the stuffing for the bird and opt for Turkey Tartlets.  They’re everything Thanksgiving sans the all-too-familiar food coma.  And they’re the cutest darn things, too!


1 package purchased puff pastry, thawed

3 small organic red potatoes

3 strips applewood smoked bacon, cubed

1 Tbsp. fresh sage, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

½ C. onion, chopped

½ C. carrot, chopped

½ C. Pink Lady apple, chopped (or favorite tart apple)

½ lb. ground white turkey meat

½ C. white wine

Salt & pepper to taste

½ C. shredded Gruyere cheese


Preheat oven to 400.

Bake potatoes directly on rack for 25-30 minutes.  Remove and set aside.  When cool, cut into ½”-thick slices.  Lightly grease a cupcake tin with butter and set aside.

Fry bacon and sage in a small pan.  Drain drippings, reserve 1 Tablespoon and transfer reserve drippings into a separate large pan.  Sautee onion, carrot and apple drippings until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add turkey meat and cook through.  Use a meat masher or spoon to break the meat into small pieces.  Once cooked, add wine and reduce.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cut puff pastry into 3”x3” pieces and place directly into cupcake tin.   Place one slice of potato at the bottom of each tin.  Cover with turkey until each mold is almost full.  Top with Gruyere cheese.  Bake in oven for 20 minutes, allow to cool 5 minutes.  Remove from cupcake tin and place into your favorite cupcake molds before serving.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO: Turkey is a great source of low-fat protein. In fact, just one serving of turkey provides 65% of your recommended daily intake of protein.  Turkey also contains the mineral selenium, which promotes a healthy thyroid and immune system.

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NUTRITIONAL FACTS (SERVING SIZE – 12): Calories: 325.7; Total Fat 19.08g; Saturated Fat 3.6g; Sodium 166.3mg; Fiber 1.86g


One Response to “Turkey Tartlets”


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