Cheffy’s Recipes: Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Christmas Pasties

Ciao friends!

After the success of my last 'Cheffy's Recipes' series, you'll be super excited to hear I'm back with a one part festive special!

Now I know every household has their own Boxing Day food traditions, but what if I told you I could bring a little slice of Cornwall holidays to your Christmas this year? Could I tempt you to cheat on your turkey, chips and beans?


Leftover Turkey & Cranberry Christmas Pasties (Serves 5)

Leftover Turkey Christmas Pasties | John Fowler Cornwall Holiday Parks

I've been hard at work in the kitchen this week creating an easy to follow recipe that scrumptiously combines Christmas and Cornwall – of course it's a pasty recipe!

I'm convinced my turkey and cranberry Christmas pasties will go down a treat with the whole family – bringing back memories of visits to our holidays parks in Cornwall while providing fuel for your brisk boxing day walks.



500g ready-made puff pastry
250g cooked Christmas turkey (roughly chopped)
1 x small red onion (finely diced)
3 x bacon rashers (chopped)
75g stuffing balls (chopped)
5 x tbsp cranberry sauce
3 x cooked chipolatas (chopped)
Salt and pepper
1 x egg
1 x tbsp milk


1. Preheat the oven to 180C (gas mark 4).
2. Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured worktop and into 5 20cm circles – you can use a saucer as a guide.
3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion and bacon for around 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat after.
4. Add the chopped turkey, stuffing and chipolatas before mixing in the cranberry sauce.
5. Split the mixture into 5 and spoon onto one half of the pastry circles. Brush milk around the edges and fold the empty half over the mixture.
6. Crimp the edges with a traditional Cornish pattern.
7. Brush each pasty with the beaten egg, sprinkle with salt and pepper and make a small slit in the top.
8. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
9. Wait for them to cool slightly and serve warm with a little extra cranberry sauce on the side.


If you're planning on following my recipe, and are staying at our Cornwall caravan parks this season, I want you to bring pictures of the end results. Better still, test out those new tablets and smartphones by popping a picture of my Facebook page!


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