bonnie's turkey poppers from leftovers

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By BonniE !
from Cottonwood, CA

This is a great way to use up your leftovers, and I think you will enjoy making this recipe your own when you come up with ideas for other varieties of Poppers. I served these Turkey Poppers as our main entree with a nice rich turkey gravy poured over the top, but these Poppers are also good plain and heated up in the microwave for 30 seconds as a quick lunch. What a treat. Kids will love them as well as adults. I can't wait to make them for the RV. This takes leftovers to a whole new level. Enjoy!

serves This recipe makes 9 poppers. Serves 3 or 4.
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's turkey poppers from leftovers

  • POPPER DOUGH
  • 9
    medium sized buttermilk biscuits ready to bake (refrigerated or homemade recipe below)
  • POPPER FILLING
  • 1/2
    cup cooked turkey stuffing
  • 1/2
    cup prepared cranberry sauce, canned or homemade
  • 3/4
    cup diced, cooked turkey, breast or thigh meat
  • OTHER
  • 1 egg
    for egg wash
  • 2
    cups homemade turkey gravy
  • HOMEMADE BISCUITS
  • 1
    cup organic all purpose flour
  • 1
    cup organic bread flour
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 3
    teaspoons baking powder
  • about 3/4
    cup buttermilk, chilled
  • 1/3
    cup crisco, chilled

How To Make bonnie's turkey poppers from leftovers

  • Cooks Notes!
    1
    Gather all your ingredients before you begin. Bake on a parchment lined pan in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. The homemade biscuit recipe makes 9 biscuits.
  • Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce
    2
    FILLING Place turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce in small dishes. Use a flat plate to assemble poppers.
  • Flour, Crisco, buttermilk
    3
    HOMEMADE BISCUITS (Skip this section if you are using canned biscuits and go to step 8 for instructions on rolling) Biscuit ingredients: You will need all purpose and bread flour, chilled Crisco, salt, baking powder, and chilled buttermilk. Whisk all ingredients well except the buttermilk.. (Yes, you can use the buttermilk blend if you wish.)
  • Cut Crisco into the flour
    4
    Cut the chilled Crisco into flour until it is the size of small peas.
  • Form an “elastic “ like dough with as little handling as possible.
    5
    Add about half of the chilled buttermilk to the flour mixture and then the rest a little at a time until you have enough to make a craggy dough. Handle it gently to get a nice flaky biscuit. You want dough that you can roll out and handle with your hands. But you must not overmix the dough.
  • Gently shape the dough and then roll it to 1/2 inch thick
    6
    Roll out the ball of dough, and roll it to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a medium size biscuit cutter.
  • Cut with a medium size biscuit cutter
    7
    Like this.
  • Roll each biscuit thin and flat and lay on a flat plate to fill. It is easiest to roll and fill one popper at a time and then place the finished popper on the baking sheet.
    8
    Roll each biscuit flat and lay on a flat plate to fill. It is easiest to roll and fill one popper at a time and then place the finished popper on the baking pan, seam side down. (It will look fine after it is baked)
  • Pile the filling on the rolled out biscuit.
    9
    Now for the fun part. The filling! This is easy. Just put 1 teaspoon of stuffing and one teaspoon of cranberry sauce and one teaspoon of diced turkey on a rolled out flat biscuit..
  • Gather edges to close
    10
    Gather edges to enclose the filling in the popper.
  • Crimp.
    11
    Pinch the edges together.
  • Form into a small ball.
    12
    Form the filled dough into a round ball. Place the balls on a parchment lined, shallow baking pan.
  • Brush egg on the tops.
    13
    Lightly beat an egg and brush the tops of the poppers.
  • Bake until golden brown.
    14
    Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Store them in a ziplock bag in the fridge after they have cooled. Enjoy!
  • Yummy!
    15
    These Poppers are wonderful heated up in the microwave for 30 seconds as a quick meal.
  • TURKEY POPPERS FROM LEFTOVERS
    16
    Here is how it looks! Spoon hot turkey gravy on top and Serve and Enjoy!
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