Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Feed your appetite for cooking with Penguin’s expert authors

penguin logo

Thanksgiving or Boxing Day Croissant

This is the ultimate leftovers croissant. Perfect for post-Christmas or Thanksgiving leftovers and such a treat for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even supper.


My friend Felicity Spector is something of a pastry obsessive. She has been known to smuggle croissants and flaky treats back from her favourite bakeries in the US and store them in her freezer. I fully understand her dedication. Smell and taste are powerful ways to transport us somewhere else. One sniff of a marmalade
Morning Bun and I remember quite vividly my first visit (and the queuing) to Tartine in San Francisco.

Use whatever leftovers you have for a post-Thanksgiving or Boxing Day treat. If you have any cold gravy or bread sauce then put a few teaspoons in too as it will melt down. Hopefully you can imagine how delicious it will be. Don’t even worry if your croissants are slightly stale – you’ll probably be hungover anyway.

Read more Read less


Cranberry sauce
Sliced roast potato
Sliced cheese
Fried egg or rolled omelette
Cold bread sauce or gravy

Don't miss our spring eBook sale!


My preferred method is to work with everything from cold. Slice open and fill the croissant. Layer turkey and stuffing at the bottom, potato or other veg in the middle and your sauces on top. Wrap loosely in foil and put in an oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes. Pop in the fried egg (if adding) once the croissant is out of the oven.

Serve with a Bucks Fizz or my favourite Christmas cocktail, a G & Tea.

Comments are closed.


Subscribe to The Happy Foodie email newsletter

Get our latest recipes, features, book news and ebook deals straight to your inbox every week