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Glazed turkey breast with fruit stuffing

Recipe Information

Servings 12
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
Total Time 3 Hours
Difficulty Advanced
Main Ingredient Apple; Pear; Turkey
Category Fruit; Poultry
Meal Brunch; Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Baking
Diet Low Carb; Low Sodium; High Protein; Gluten Free


  • 5 pounds whole, bone-in turkey breast (thawed)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 pear, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries 

  • 2 cups apple juice, divided

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 

  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 



  • Preheat the oven to 325�F. Place the turkey breast, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.

  • In a small bowl, combine the herbs and the olive oil to make a paste. Loosen the skin from the meat gently with your fingers, making two deep pockets between the skin and meat. Smear half of the paste directly on the meat. Spread the remaining paste evenly over the top of the skin.

  • In another small bowl, mix together the sliced onions and fruit. Stuff each pocket with the mixture.

  • Pour 1 cup of apple juice into the bottom of the roasting pan. Roast the turkey breast for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 165�F when inserted into the thickest and meatiest areas of the breast. If the skin is over-browning, cover the breast loosely with aluminum foil.

  • In the meantime, prepare a glaze by combining the remaining cup of apple juice, brown sugar, brown mustard, and olive oil in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, reduce the heat, and simmer until it becomes thickened and reduced in volume to about 3/4 cup. Use this to baste the turkey during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

  • When the turkey is done, cover with foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Carve, serve, and spoon any remaining glaze over the turkey.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 346 cal

  • Total fat: 14g

  • Saturated fat: 4g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 100mg

  • Sodium: 112mg

  • Potassium: 95mg

  • Carbohydrate: 15g

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Protein: 40g

  • Calcium: 13mg