Friday Night Lights Thanksgiving Bites

1st Place
Mountain State Fair Tailgate Recipe Contest
Sharon Gates
Leicester, NC

Friday Night Lights Thanksgiving Bites

  • 2-3 Large NC sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ pound cooked, cubed turkey
  • 1 3oz. block cream cheese – softened
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 18-24 mini marshmallows
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350̊
  2. Begin with cooled baked sweet potato (oven or microwaved baked)
  3. Peel baked sweet potato, add milk, maple syrup, butter and cinnamon, beat with a band mixer into a smooth puree
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together cubed turkey, cream cheese, onion and cranberries
  5. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray
  6. Unroll pie crust; using a biscuit cutter, cut rounds of dough slightly larger than the cups of your muffin pan
  7. Line muffin cups with dough rounds. Spoon in turkey and cranberry mixture evenly.
  8. Top each cup with a generous spoonful of sweet potato puree
  9. Bake in preheated oven, 12-15 minutes until crust is golden brown and filling is heated through
  10. Add 3 mini marshmallows to the top of the sweet potato layer on each serving and bake an additional 2-3 minutes to brown marshmallows.

Yield: 6-8

Recipe analyzed for 8 servings: