[Gay Cook]Turkey and Apple Cheese tartMakes 6 to 8 servings

This is a delicious dish to make over the holidays with the left over Christmas turkey and cranberry sauce created by chef Gail Hall in Edmonton.

  • 1/2, 198g package Puff Pastry, thawed
  • Flour for rolling out pastry
  • 1 cup (250 ml) soft goat cheese
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cranberry sauce, puréed
  • 2 cups (500 ml) cooked, thinly sliced turkey or cut into ½-in (2 cm) cubes
  • 1 cup (250 ml) thinly sliced apple
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cups (500 ml) shredded cheese (try Gouda or Cheddar)

1.  Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC).

2.  Sprinkle flour on work surface and roll out pastry into rectangle 10 X 16-in (25 X 40cm). Trim away uneven edge and place pastry on cookie sheet. Lightly score the edges with a knife, 1-in. (5 ml) from the edge. Pierce the dough with a fork about ½-in (2 cm) apart and bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden; remove baking sheet from the oven and cool pastry.

3.  Spread goat cheese across pastry and carefully spread on cranberry sauce; then add turkey, apple and season with salt and pepper. Top with shredded cheese. Bake until pastry is golden brown and cheese is melted about 20 to 25 minutes.

Gail Hall is a food activist, food writer and educator and feeding people fresh, great food. In 2005, she began Seasoned Solutions, Loft Cooking School, Culinary Tours and Consulting Company. Gail Hall’s love of cooking and satisfaction with inspired her to leave her successful career as a civil servant and start Gourmet Goodies catering which became an award-winning catering company and one of the top five catering establishments in Canada, setting new standards for food quality, presentation, retailing of local and regional food products, cooking classes and culinary tours. Her web site called Seasoned Solution lists her 2014 culinary tours. To register, contact kerry@worldwidequest.com <mailto:kerry@worldwidequest.com> or contact Gail atgail@seasonedsolutions.ca <mailto:gail@seasonedsolutions.ca> or  www.seasonedsolutions.ca <http://Food story