If you’re looking for a creative way to make use of those Thanksgiving leftovers consider this mini turkey cornucopia recipe.
You can stuff these horns o’ plenty with almost anything your appetite desires!
Don’t overcook the bread; it’s best served fresh from the oven. We found that Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheets cut into long ¼” – ½” strips work well. The number of cornucopias you can yield from your bread recipe will depend on your wrapping technique.
We bought the paper drinking cups at our local HEB but if you’re cupless you can shape your foil cornucopia liner entirely by hand. It will take a little more foil, time and patience but totally doable in a pinch.
My favorite pickle is a Wickles Pickle. My favorite mustard is Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Mustard.
Ingredients and Materials:
A Few Pieces | Nonstick Aluminum Foil
6-10 Small | Paper Drinking Cups
A Few Squirts | Cooking Spray
Your Favorite | Croissants, Puff Pastry Or Bread Recipe
1 | Cage Free Egg, Beaten
2 Tablespoons | Water
1 | Pastry Brush
To Stuff And Serve | Your Favorite Thanksgiving Fixings (turkey, bacon, lettuce, cheese, tomato, pickle, dressing, mayonnaise, mustard, gravy, etc.)
What To Do:
1. To form the cornucopia, wrap a small piece of foil around a small paper drinking cup. Tuck foil around the rim of the cup and shape the end of the foil into a curvy tail as shown below. Spray the foil on the cornucopia with the cooking spray.
2. Using long strips of your dough start at the small end of the foil cornucopia form and closely wrap the dough around the form from tail to top, leaving no foil exposed. You can connect strips of the dough together by brushing a bit of beaten egg to the ends of the dough when forming. Set aside on a greased cooking sheet.
3. Continue wrapping the cornucopia forms with the dough. When all the cornucopias are complete make an egg wash by adding 2 tablespoons of water to your remaining egg. Brush each cornucopia with the wash using the pastry brush and return it to the cookie sheet.
4. Bake the cornucopias according to the dough-baking instructions. Remove from oven and cool. Free the bread cornucopia from the foil base by gently wiggling the cup from the dough – bend/crush the cup if necessary and discard the cup and foil.
5. Let your guests build their own cornucopias to their preference “Subway sandwich style” or you can make them in advance. Have fun with your stuffings – there are lots of possibilities!
Serves 4-6 hungry folks.
Gobble ’till you wobble and make it a great Thanksgiving!
~ Joe Paul Reider
Home Style Austin Founder
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.