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Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington. This golden turkey wellington is a great alternative for Holiday cooking when serving just a few people. So impressive & so easy using frozen puff pastry.

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington close up photo of wellington cut open to reveal stuffing and turkey inside

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington

Here’s a terrific festive entertaining idea for any day during the Holidays.

I’ve heard from several readers who don’t want or need to have all those turkey leftovers. Many have been looking for an alternative to a traditional stuffed turkey.

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington shown uncut on a wooden cutting board

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington

This is an ideal solution, especially for couples, small families or for dinner party entertaining. It’s like Thanksgiving or Christmas baked into a beautiful puff pastry crust.

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington cut open to reveal stuffing and turkey inside

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington

I have to say, it really does make a stunningly gorgeous presentation when you bring it to the table to carve.

I do serve this with gravy made from previously prepared turkey stock but if you like, it’s also delicious with my recipe for Perfect Onion Gravy.

Vegetarian Onion Gravy

Vegetarian Onion Gravy

As a bonus recipe with this delicious dish, I came up with a delicious festive twist on a classic turkey accompaniment with this Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce.

Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce

Citrus Fig Cranberry Sauce

You’ll love the difference the addition of these traditional festive flavours makes to this easy to make sauce.

For video instructions, please click this link to be taken to my CBC web series video.

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Originally published December 2013. Updated November 2019 to include nutritional information and provide a new printable recipe page.
 
Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington close up photo of wellington cut open to reveal stuffing and turkey inside
Yield: 4 servings

Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cranberry Hazelnut Turkey Wellington. This golden turkey wellington is a great alternative for Holiday cooking when serving just a few people. So impressive & so easy using frozen puff pastry.

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets, (12 x 12 inches) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds uncooked turkey breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • few tbsp turkey or chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dry chopped fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 egg + 2 tbsp water, beaten together for an egg wash

Instructions

  1. Begin by sautéing the garlic and onions in the olive oil and butter for a minute or two.
  2. Add the bread crumbs and toss until they begin to brown slightly. Add the hazelnuts, thyme cranberries salt and pepper. Add only enough turkey stock to make the stuffing hold together.
  3. Place the first pastry sheet on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place the turkey breast along the center line of the pastry sheet. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg wash.
  4. Place the stuffing on top of the turkey. Place the second pastry sheet over the turkey and stuffing, Trim the edges to form an oval shape. Save the trimmings in the fridge.
  5. Bring the edges of the dough together by pinching them together to seal. Roll the dough from the bottom layer over the top layer and press down all the way around the perimeter of the pastry. This creates a tighter seal.
  6. Brush the egg wash over the entire surface of the pastry. Decorate with additional pastry leaf shapes if desired. Just cut leaf shapes out of the trimmed pastry and score leaf veining into them with the tip of a sharp knife. Cut four 1/2 inch slots in the top of the pastry to let steam escape. Chill for 20 minutes or longer in the fridge before baking. This helps the pastry to puff.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. Use a meat thermometer to make sure that the center has reached at least 170 degrees F to be sure the turkey is completely cooked, about 35-45 minutes longer. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting into individual servings.

Notes

A Holiday turkey alternative to cooking a whole bird, especially when you are serving just a few.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

4 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 808Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 233mgSodium 844mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 69g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Catherine Rodmam

Thursday 26th of November 2020

The prep time is well over 30 minutes because the last step calls for cooling it in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before putting it in the oven so unless you can do all those other steps in 10 minutes add 20 minutes to the estimated prep time and I add a little bit more for cushion.

Nor did I find that the liquids recommended for the stuffing enable it to be a cohesive stuffing that stays on top of the fillet. So in order to have it do so you may add more olive oil butter water or wine.

Lisa

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Can this be made the night before and tightly wrapped, then baked? I would like to make this for Christmas dinner, and prepare it on the 24th...

Autumn Rolfe

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Can I use chicken breast for this? Would you adjust the cooking time? Looks delicious!

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 12th of October 2018

Yes you can use chicken. I'd use a temperature probe to be certain when the inside was cooked.

BB

Saturday 6th of October 2018

Making this for Thanksgiving 2018 because making it for Christmas 2017 was such a hit! This'll be the ONLY way I'll ever make a turkey dinner again! You are amazing :)

Carol

Friday 15th of December 2017

Looks impressive, would like to give this try. I assume you use fine dry bread crumbs. I was wondering about using panko bread crumbs. Would it be too bulky in the recipe?

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