Friday 19 September 2014

Canadian Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and with it, turkey season (even though, as I've proved this year, any season can be turkey season) I am always on the look out for unusual appetizers and I love easy, make ahead canapes with my own spicy little twist added to it.

I love these little bites. The warmly spiced ground turkey, with its hints of Moroccan spice, works perfectly with filo pastry to make for the perfect snacks. Both the filo shells and the turkey filling can be made in advance, plus you can also fill these an hour or so before your guests (or family) arrive. These are incredibly addictive. When mom and I were testing this recipe, I had to swat off mom, because she just wouldn't stop eating them.

I made the shells by flipping a mini muffin tray upside down and cutting out squares of pastry, buttering them and placing them on the upside down molds. I find that it works better than tucking them into the muffin holes, but it does look prettier if you so it that way too. Just make sure to have dry hands while doing it that way, so you can tuck the pastry in without tearing it. These shells are pretty delicate, but you can very easily make a whole bunch and store them in an air tight container. I've also made mini meat pies with this filling and they're absolutely gorgeous as well. 

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Tasty Turkey website to download your recipe now.

Click for the recipe - Spiced Turkey Tartlets

And as usual, if you have any questions, mosey on back and I'll be more than happy to answer them for you :) Enjoy!


  1. I LOVE the look of these, Michelle! Have printed the recipe and am going to make them this week!

    1. That's great, thanks so much Susan. Hope you enjoy them.

  2. Fabulous Michelle; shared of course!


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