Holiday Pasty

By Alana Livingston

Pasties are folded, handheld pastries that generally have a savory filling. They are extremely versatile and great for on-the-go adventures. When I have time, I like to make my own dough, but ready-made biscuits make this dish come together super fast. Prep ahead for your winter adventures or holiday breakfasts.


2 cans refrigerated biscuits // 1 lb. ground turkey // 1 c sweet potato, chopped // cooking spray // 2 Tbs apple cider // ½ c white cheddar, shredded // ½ c dried cranberries // tsp poultry seasoning // ½ tsp garlic powder // ½ tsp onion powder // ½ tsp salt // ¼ tsp pepper // egg white


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet on medium heat, spray with cooking spray and brown ground turkey with poultry seasoning, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper. Break up meat into bite-sized pieces while browning. When cooked, remove from pan and set aside. Spray pan again if needed and add sweet potato and begin to brown. After about a minute, add apple cider and cook until all moisture is soaked up. Add more apple cider if sweet potato isn’t soft enough to your liking. When finished, add meat back into pan with cranberries and more salt and pepper to taste. Turn off and remove from heat. Add cheese and mix.

On a floured surface, roll out biscuit dough to a 6-inch diameter circle. Fill with approximately ¼ c meat mixture and fold over into a half moon shape. Use a fork to crimp edges and poke holes on top to allow steam to escape. Repeat until all biscuits are full. Brush with egg white and cook for 15-20 minutes or until pasties are golden brown. 

Cover photo Alana Livingston

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