Cajun Turkey Pockets


Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00




1 1/4 cups warm water (105? to 115?F)
2 packages Fleischmann's? Active Dry Yeast
1 tablespoon butter or margarine -- softened
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (3 1/2 to 4 cups)

FILLING
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon garlic chips
2 tablespoons flour
1 14 1/2-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos -- well drained
1 tablespoon green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pounds cooked turkey or chicken -- cubed

Place warm water in large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved
Add butter, sugar, salt and 1 cup all-purpose flour; beat until smooth.
Stir in enough additional flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured
surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. Place in greased bowl,
turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until
doubled in size, about 25 minutes.

While dough rises, prepare filling; In large skillet over medium heat, melt
butter with garlic chips. Stir in flour, stewed tomatoes, sliced pimientos,
green bell peppers, thyme, celery salt and cayenne pepper; simmer 5 to 7
minutes. Stir in cubed, cooked turkey or chicken. Remove from heat. Reserve.

Punch dough down. On generously floured surface, roll dough to 18 ? 12-inch
rectangle; cut into 6 (6-inch) squares. Place about 2/3 cup filling on
center of each square. Bring points together over filling; pinch and twist
to seal points, then pinch corners. Place on greased baking sheet; cover.
Place large shallow pan on counter; half-filled with boiling water. Place
baking sheet over pan; let dough rise 15 minutes.

Punch dough down. On generously floured surface, roll dough to 18 ? 12-inch
rectangle; cut into 6 (6-inch) squares. Place about 2/3 cup filling on
center of each square. Bring points together over filling; pinch and twist
to seal points, then pinch corners. Place on greased baking sheet; cover.
Place large shallow pan on counter; half-filled with boiling water. Place
baking sheet over pan; let dough rise 15 minutes.

Bake at 375?F for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; serve
warm.