Turkey- Cranberry Strudel with Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

You may have noticed that I’ve created a couple of recipes lately using Puff Pastry. There were those Caramelized Apple Waffle Pastries, and then there were the Peanut Butter S’Mores Turnovers. Puff Pastry is so easy to work with, and it’s been a lot of fun coming up with new recipe ideas for using it.

My newest creation using Puff Pastry is a good one for using up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving: Turkey-Cranberry Strudel with Maple Roasted Butternut Squash.

Here’s the How-To:
First roast the squash.  Toss chopped butternut squash with sweet onions, olive oil, salt and pepper. Maple syrup finishes it off to create tender, caramelized squash. Mmmm.  The photo step-by-step below shows how the Puff pastry is cut, and how to layer the ingredients.  Layers include shredded turkey, dried cranberries, roasted squash/onions, shredded Swiss and fresh rosemary.  The sides of the Puff Pastry are then cut and braided to create a strudel.  It’s finished off with a brush of egg wash.
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Here’s what it looks like after baking…
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Cut into it and here’s what you find inside…
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Serve it up with some chunky cranberry sauce…
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My family was very excited about this dinner.  The combo of ingredients inside the strudel- the turkey, the cranberries, the squash and melty cheese with a hint of rosemary- all wrapped up in a flaky Puff Pastry- were perfect.  YUMMM!  I served chunky cranberry sauce on the side.  With each bite of the strudel, we scooped up a bit of the cranberry sauce too, and it made this dinner even better.

Although there are seemingly a lot of steps involved in this recipe, it’s really very easy to do.  Just follow the picture demo, and you’ll have dinner in about an hour.

To print the RECIPE ONLY go here:  Turkey- Cranberry Strudel

This post was sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.

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43 Responses to “Turkey- Cranberry Strudel with Maple Roasted Butternut Squash”

  1. 1

    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 12, 2009 @ 3:54 AM

    This sounds great! Perfect for leftovers in a few weeks..

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    Liz Brooks — November 12, 2009 @ 4:18 AM

    Wow this is great, thanks for the how to pastry pics :)

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    Sarah, MaisonCupcake — November 12, 2009 @ 4:19 AM

    These are beautiful. You’ve made it look soooo easy. I must try this.

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    Phoo-D — November 12, 2009 @ 5:22 AM

    What a beautiful recipe Lori! This is the only brand of puff pastry I can find locally so I’m excited to see what you do with it!

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    Bellini Valli — November 12, 2009 @ 6:14 AM

    These are beauties!!!!

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    Barbara Bakes — November 12, 2009 @ 6:26 AM

    This is almost too pretty to eat!

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    Kara — November 12, 2009 @ 7:56 AM

    Okay stop already. :-) ALL of your puff pastry recipes have had me drooling! Luckily I think I have some stuffed in the freezer somewhere – I think you’ve inspired me!

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    The Duo Dishes — November 12, 2009 @ 8:04 AM

    We’re totally going to try this competition. We may not win if we’re next to you, but it’ll be fun anyways. Great Thanksgiving style recipe here!

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    Mimi — November 12, 2009 @ 8:05 AM

    Gorgeous! They would be great for a Thanksgiving weekend picnic.
    Mimi

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    Cara — November 12, 2009 @ 8:26 AM

    This sounds fantastic! I have some extra puff pastry and a butternut squash on hand. Hoping to whip this up. Looks delicious!

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    France — November 12, 2009 @ 8:42 AM

    this is very beautiful :) wow

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    Meghan — November 12, 2009 @ 8:49 AM

    This looks beautiful and sounds so delicious! What a great way to put the leftovers to good use, especially if you have out of town family and want to plan a post-Thanksgiving brunch! I also love Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. It always bakes up beautifully.

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    Hélène — November 12, 2009 @ 10:11 AM

    This is fantastic. What a great meal you prepared for your family. Love the pictures :)

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    Terri A. — November 12, 2009 @ 10:11 AM

    I love working with puff pastry. I like these ingredients and although I’m horrible at the braiding thing, I might give it another go.

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — November 12, 2009 @ 10:49 AM

    WOW very impressive and I am sure the taste is equally as impressive!! I have not worked with puff pastry very often but I this one has inspired me to change that!

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    noble pig — November 12, 2009 @ 11:37 AM

    Greta idea, it looks just as fancy as Thanksgiving!

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    pigpigscorner — November 12, 2009 @ 1:14 PM

    Beautiful!Great ingredients!

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    Gera @ SweetsFoods — November 12, 2009 @ 2:37 PM

    Impressive recipe Lori! Strudel yes but never with turkey yummm…
    Another gorgeous and enticing creation :)

    Cheers!

    Gera

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    VeggieGirl — November 12, 2009 @ 2:39 PM

    STELLAR creation!! Hope you win the contest!! :)

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    karen — November 12, 2009 @ 4:12 PM

    Wow! Impressive. Love the colors and flavors. I’ll have to try this one.

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    The Runaway Spoon — November 12, 2009 @ 4:14 PM

    Well, wow. This osunds absolutely delicious. I am printing it now to save for the day after leftovers

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    Jen Schall — November 12, 2009 @ 7:42 PM

    Wow… it looks absolutely gorgeous!! You are so creative. Sounds delicious, too.

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    ingrid — November 12, 2009 @ 8:03 PM

    I can see why your family was excited with this dish. It’s very lovely.
    ~ingrid

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    Dana Zia — November 12, 2009 @ 8:16 PM

    Beautiful! I could see this as a vegetarian main dish for thanksgiving. Just replace the turkey with fried tofu in brewer’s yeast. yum. Thanks

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    Kathy - Cooking On the Side — November 12, 2009 @ 10:01 PM

    This looks absolutely beautiful, Lori!

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    elra — November 13, 2009 @ 6:42 AM

    Very very delightful savory strudel.

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    Barbara — November 13, 2009 @ 11:23 AM

    I love working with puff pastry too! This looks fabulous….your photos are mouth-watering. Very elegant and such a lovely way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers- although I hestitate to call anything that looks this good a leftover. How about a firstover?

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    Leslie Green — November 13, 2009 @ 7:11 PM

    ohhh, what a wonderful creation!
    Packed full of flavor

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    RecipeGirl's Mom — November 13, 2009 @ 10:04 PM

    A beautiful presentation of a very flaky and healthy looking strudle. Yum! I wonder if you could freeze them unbaked I’m always looking for tasty make-ahead dinners to store in my freezer and use when I just don’t feel like cooking.

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    Jan(Mixing Bowl Kids — November 14, 2009 @ 4:34 AM

    This looks so beautiful….and yummy too, I’m sure. I make a casserole that is somewhat similar….chicken breast, caramelized onions and roasted butternut squash in a rosemary cream sauce. I bet it would taste fantastic rolled up in puff pastry!

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    Tracy — November 14, 2009 @ 8:04 AM

    Wow absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. I’d love to try this, wonder if I’d have the patience though.

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    Lori Lynn — November 14, 2009 @ 8:16 AM

    Terrific idea! Glad you showed how to braid it.
    LL

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    Kevin — November 14, 2009 @ 10:46 AM

    Wrapping those amazing fall flavours in light and flaky pastry would be so good!

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    rose — November 14, 2009 @ 10:49 AM

    GREAT WAY to serve both meat and veg dishes and get the kids to eat what they like best… gorgeous results! thank you for continuing to entice us with healthy food ideas…

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    Framed — November 14, 2009 @ 4:28 PM

    This looks amazing — I’m in!!

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    Adam — November 15, 2009 @ 6:01 AM

    Lori, I don’t know how you manage to outdo yourself, but you pulled it out again. Amazing. As long as you have eyes you can marvel at these photos… awesome.

    So um, any chance you have room at Thanksgiving? Actually, maybe not… I’d probably be that guy that wouldn’t want to leave, especially with food like this around :)

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    Sophie — November 16, 2009 @ 1:59 AM

    oooooh,…Waw,….I am overwhelmed with enthousisasm!!
    These filled pockets look excellent!! You have outdone yourself!

    MMMMMMMMM,…truly delicious!

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    megan — November 16, 2009 @ 6:59 AM

    This looks like a must try. I love it. I might have to by a turkey breast just so I can make this!

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    Lynn — November 16, 2009 @ 7:34 AM

    What a beautiful and delicious dinner! You did a great job on the braiding.

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    The Wife — November 16, 2009 @ 8:19 AM

    Beautiful – I love all of the colors!

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    Alifah — November 17, 2009 @ 2:21 PM

    I’m sure you’ve heard this before but but that is a GORGEOUS strudel! My eyes were literally popping out! I’ve bookmarked your blog, I’m excited to try out some more recipes here!

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    All About Food — November 30, 2009 @ 9:36 AM

    What beautiful strudel. I was just going to make some ham-filled strudel today. I’m going to try out your wrapping method. Thanks for sharing.

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    Christy Jordan — November 30, 2009 @ 12:21 PM

    Look at you, girl! That is GORGEMOUS!!! Oh my goodness, I wanna frame that pic and hang it on my wall. But then I’d be hungry all the time…
    Thank you for a great recipe!