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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Hand Pies

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Are you looking for recipes using cranberry sauce?  If your anything like me and wondering what to do with leftover cranberry sauce, these Cranberry Hand Pies are a deliciously easy way to use leftover Cranberry Sauce!

These Cranberry Hand Pies are a deliciously easy way to use up all that leftover Cranberry Sauce!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  We’ve got a big trip coming up and I’ll be back home just in time to start preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner at our house-  for 20 plus people!  I’m starting to feel just a little bit stressed just thinking about everything that needs to get done before then.  (It doesn’t help that hubby decided our master closet needed to be repainted and has pulled everything out of the master closet; which somehow caused the rest of the house to explode too!)  Luckily, I have my Mom and Dad right next door to help out with all the cooking and entertaining.

Cranberry Hand Pies - Tastiest way to use leftover Cranberry Sauce.

With so many people over for Thanksgiving, we usually polish off most of the leftovers by the second day.  By the time everyone leaves, the only thing left is a few spoonfuls of green bean casserole, the extra package of rolls in the pantry we forgot to cook and the cranberry jelly.

What to do with leftover cranberry sauce: Need recipes using cranberry sauce? These Cranberry Hand Pies are an easy way to use up leftover Cranberry Sauce!

We never eat all the cranberry jelly- anyone else have this problem?  (Though, when I make this cranberry relish recipe, there’s never any leftovers- mainly because I’m the one who eats it all!)   I don’t want to waste food, so I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to use up the leftover cranberry sauce.  (Like leftover meatloaf.)  The yummiest way I’ve found to use the leftover cranberry jelly is to use it as a filling for these tasty mini cranberry pies.

What to do with leftover cranberry sauce: Need recipes using cranberry sauce? These Cranberry Hand Pies are an easy way to use up leftover Cranberry Sauce!

The best part is, since the cranberry pies are made with store-bought puff pastry sheets, they come together in a flash…

Trust me- you can never go wrong with puff pastry!

 

Cranberry Hand Pies

 

What to do with leftover cranberry sauce: Need recipes using cranberry sauce? These Cranberry Hand Pies are an easy way to use up leftover Cranberry Sauce!

 

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Hand Pies

  • Author: Jamie Sanders

Description

Cranberry Hand Pies are a deliciously easy way to use leftover Cranberry Sauce!


Ingredients

Scale
  • One sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • leftover cranberry sauce (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 to 2 tbs sugar ( I used Turbinado sugar)
  • One egg, beaten

Instructions

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.  Cut pastry into four squares
3.  Place a spoonful or two of cranberry sauce in the middle of the pastry square.  Top with a bit of sugar is your cranberry sauce is not very sweet.
4.  Top cranberry sauce with a tablespoon of shredded cheese.
5.  Fold pastry over to form a triangle and seal edges with a fork.  (As shown below.)

6.  Brush pastry top with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
7.  Bake until golden and cooked through.  (About 20 minutes.)

Enjoy!


 

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Old Fashioned Chess Pie  (there’s even a coconut version)
 
 
 

 

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  1. You’re right, puff pastry makes everything better. Even cranberry sauce!

  2. We are big cranberry fans. We will surely enjoy these! Thank you for sharing.