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Turkey & Cranberry Appetizer Pizza

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Turkey & Cranberry Appetizer Pizza
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 48
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Turkey & Cranberry Appetizer Pizza

Try this turkey and cranberry pizza recipe made with Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls from Pillsbury™.


cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
ounces sliced smoked turkey
cup sweetened dried cranberries or chopped dried cherries
ounces shredded Swiss cheese
tablespoons butter or margarine
cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoon 1 fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Unroll 1 can dough on paper-lined cookie sheet. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  • 2 Top with turkey, cranberries and cheese to within 1/4 inch of edges.
  • 3 On 14-inch length of parchment paper, unroll remaining can of dough; press to 11x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Using pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut ten 8-inch strips, separating so 1/4 inch is between each strip. While holding paper with dough strips, turn dough strips upside down over cheese. Tuck ends of strips under dough.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter and garlic uncovered on High about 10 seconds or until melted. Brush garlic butter over edges and strips of dough; sprinkle with rosemary.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are browned and center is set, covering with foil during last 10 minutes of bake time if necessary to prevent excessive browning. Remove to cooling rack 5 to 10 minutes. Move to cutting board. Using pizza cutter or long-blade knife, cut into 24 squares, 6 rows by 4 rows, then cut each square in half diagonally.
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Turkey-Cran Appetizer Pizza

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Okay you. It's time to get your mega-partay on and we're gonsta show you how to shake it out in minutes.

And not the sort of minutes wherein you look like you were in a dag-blummed rush. These are Sophia Loren minutes, the sort where-in you end up at the end of the recipe all glitzed up and glamified and serving sparkly food. Aren't you just purty?! Okay, Turkey-Cranberry Appetizer Pizza, let's go!

Turkey Cranberry Pizza prep step - roll out dough

Start with a decent bit of holiday music wafting through the rafters, then nab a tube of Pillsbury Crescent rolls and unroll them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pinch the edges and perforations together. Fill a glass with sparkling cider and take a sip.


Turkey Cranberry Pizza prep step 2 - add turkey

The next step to our stylish treat-making here is layers, baby, layers. Place oodles and oodles of thick-sliced deli turkey on top of the crescent rolls.


Turkey Cranberry Pizza prep step 3 - add cranberries

Then sprinkle with glittery bits of dried cranberries. Attach to earrings, if desired, for a seasonal bit of homemade jewelry.  It's all the rage, girlz. All the rage.


Turkey-Cranberry Pizza Step 4 - add cheese

Now, like a good mink stoll, you're going to top it all off with swiss cheese slices. Smoothy, creamy, swiss cheese slices. Take another sip of your sparkling cider, please. Hydration equals endless beauty, duh. Swiss cheese and sips of cider, they might be, like, a celebrity secret to youth or something.


Turkey Cranberry Pizza prep step 5 - add top crust

Now for the intricately woven topper, the piece de la resistance, the butter on your bread. This final step may look tricky, but it's surprisingly simple, and lends the perfect party-like flair to this easy appetizer.

To finish everything off, you'll need a second tube of Pillsbury Crescent dough. Unroll, pinch the perforations, then slice into 1/2" pieces and gently drape the pieces over your cheese, leaving just a very small amount of space (like 1/4") between each piece of dough. When the final pastry cooks, these little pieces will puff and turn golden brown, creating a beautiful finish to your recipe. Like we said, Sophia Loren kinda hotness awaits you.


Turkey Cranberry Pizza prep step 6 - final product

Once baked, allow your Turkey-Cranberry Pizza to cool slightly, then slice into triangles, squares, or diamonds. We went with triangles. But, darlin', diamonds are a girl's best friend, and now that you've got this pretty appetizer pizza served up, everyone is going to want to be your bestie forever. The end. Just toss your hair back, soak in the love, and know you're worth it.


Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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