Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Cranberry Crostini

Every year after Thanksgiving (or for me Canadian Thanksgiving) we end up with a ton of leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Of course, I make turkey soup and that uses up a good bit of the turkey, and Nathan and I will eat a couple of turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches every year. But every year, I end up tossing a lot of cranberry sauce and usually a good amount of turkey as well.

So this year I decided to make a tasty snack of Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Crostini--literally the easiest crostini ever and it used up a fair bit of both turkey and cranberry sauce leftovers.

Make your crostini using the directions  here. Top each with a piece of sliced turkey meat and a glob of homemade cranberry sauce, recipe below. That's it! easy, delicious, colorful, and using of the thanksgiving leftover if not a total transformation.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce


1 package fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 orange zested and juiced


Juice your orange into a measuring cup. Fill up with water to make one cup of liquid.
Mix together the sugar and juice/water in a small sauce pan. Bring the liquid to a gentle boil. Add in cranberries. Let gently simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. The cranberries will "pop" releasing their natural pectin and creating a jelly consistency. 

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