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5 from 7 votes

Turkey, stuffing and bacon festive slice

A deliciously festive slice - turkey, bacon, stuffing, cranberry and white sauce in a puff pastry pocket, with a herby cheese crumb.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Festive makes
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Christmas, cranberry sauce, festive, festive leftovers, festive slice, pastry, stuffing, turkey
Servings: 4 slices
Calories: 1151kcal
Author: Emily Leary


  • 225 ml milk

    plus a little to glaze

  • 1.5 tbsp cornflour
  • 640 g ready rolled puff pastry sheets ie 2 packs
  • 120 g cooked turkey
  • 100 g cooked bacon or lardons
  • 50 g cooked stuffing I used one cooked stuffing ball, cooled and chopped up
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 2 tsp sage
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp parmesan or other hard cheese, finely grated


  • Remove the pastry from the fridge 15 minutes before you start so that it doesn’t crack when you unroll it.
  • Mix the cornflour with a little of the milk.
  • Add to a pan with the rest of the milk and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Whisk over a low heat until thickened, then set aside to cool completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C (400F/180C fan).
  • Unroll one sheet of pastry and cut into quarters so that you have four rectangles to work with.
  • Top each rectangle with an equal share of turkey, bacon and stuffing, leaving a couple of centimetres (a little under 1 inch) clear around the edges.
  • Dot with the cranberry sauce then spoon the white sauce on top.
  • Unroll your second sheet of pastry, cut into quarters and layer on top of your fillings.
  • Press all around the edges of each pastry to create four pockets.
  • Press all around the edges with a fork to seal well, trim the edges with a sharp knife and transfer to a large tray lined with baking paper.
  • Brush the tops all over with milk, then mix the sage, breadcrumbs and parmesan together and sprinkle all over.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and well puffed.



Calories: 1151kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1446mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 5mg