Transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into delightful Turkey and Brie Cranberry Bites. Savory turkey, creamy Brie cheese, and sweet cranberry sauce on toasted round crackers make for the perfect post-holiday snack.
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and, of course, an unforgettable feast. But as the dinner table clears and the holiday winds down, you’re often left with an abundance of delicious leftovers. The challenge then becomes finding inventive and delectable ways to make the most of them.
Why not try these Turkey and Brie Cranberry Bites? Instead of a traditional leftover sandwich, these bites combine the rich flavors of turkey, the creaminess of Brie cheese, and the tangy sweetness of cranberry sauce, all conveniently packed on toasted round crackers. It’s the ultimate leftover transformation for a quick and satisfying snack the day after your Thanksgiving feast.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Cooked turkey, shredded or diced
- Brie cheese
- Cranberry sauce
- Round crackers
Assembling Your Turkey and Brie Cranberry Bites:
- Start with a round cracker as your base.
- Add a portion of cooked turkey, whether it’s shredded or diced, onto the cracker.
- Top the turkey with a slice of creamy Brie cheese.
- Finish it off with a dollop of cranberry sauce.
It’s that simple to create these delightful bites using your Thanksgiving leftovers.
- Herb-Infused Bliss: Elevate the flavor by sprinkling a pinch of dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, or sage on top of your Turkey and Brie Cranberry Bites.
- A Touch of Sweetness: For a delightful twist, drizzle a bit of honey over the bites. The combination of sweet honey, creamy Brie, and tangy cranberry sauce is a symphony of flavors.
- Nutty Crunch: Add some texture by incorporating a handful of chopped toasted nuts, like pecans or almonds. The nutty crunch complements the creamy Brie and tender turkey perfectly.
Looking for More Leftover Ideas?:
- Nourishing Turkey Bone Broth: Turn your turkey carcass into a rich and comforting bone broth, perfect for soups, stews, or sipping on its own to warm your soul.
- Turkey Tetrazzini with Egg Noodles: Transform your leftover turkey into a creamy and indulgent pasta dish with turkey tetrazzini, featuring tender egg noodles and a luscious sauce.
- Leftover Turkey Burrito: Create a flavorful and convenient burrito using your turkey leftovers, packing them with your favorite fillings and a touch of creativity.
TURKEY AND BRIE CRANBERRY BITES
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- 1 sleeve of round crackers
- 4 oz Brie cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup cooked turkey, shredded or diced
- ¼ cup cranberry sauce
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Begin by ensuring the Brie cheese is at room temperature for easy spreading.
- Start by placing a small amount of shredded or diced turkey on each round cracker.
- Take a small amount of room-temperature Brie and gently place it on top of the turkey on each cracker.
- Add a dollop of cranberry sauce on top of the Brie-topped turkey. You can use more or less cranberry sauce according to your taste.
- Garnish the appetizers with fresh mint leaves if desired for a fragrant touch.
- Serve your turkey, brie, and cranberry crackers at room temperature. They can be enjoyed just as they are, without the need for baking.