Turkey, stuffing and bacon festive slice

Course: Festive makes
Keyword: Christmas, cranberry sauce, festive, festive leftovers, festive slice, pastry, stuffing, turkey
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 slices
Author: Emily Leary
A deliciously festive slice - turkey, bacon, stuffing, cranberry and white sauce in a puff pastry pocket, with a herby cheese crumb.
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  • 2 x 320g/11.3 oz ready rolled puff pastry sheets
  • 120 g cooked turkey
  • 100 g cooked bacon or lardons
  • 50 g made-up 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
  • 225 ml white sauce plus a little to glaze
  • 1.5 tbsp cornflour


  • Remove the pastry from the fridge 15 minutes before you start so that it doesn’t crack when you unroll it.
  • 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.