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Turkey Surprise

  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    30 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    90 minutes


1 tsp. salt (Turkey)
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (Turkey)
1 tsp. garlic powder (Turkey)
1 (3-lb) bone in split turkey breast (Turkey)
1 Tbsp. cornstarch (Sauce)
3/4 cup fat-freee low-sodium chicken broth (Sauce)
3/4 cup dried cranberries (Sauce)
1/2 cup apricot preserves (Sauce)
Turkey Surprise


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2. Mix together salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rinse turkey with cool water and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub salt mixture over skin side of turkey. Put a meat thermometer in thickest part of breast, making sure not to touch the bone. Place turkey in a roasting pan and roast at 325 degrees F for 90 minutes, until temperature reaches 180 degrees F or pop-up timer has popped. If, after 90 minutes, turkey has not reached 180 degrees F, continue to roast and check at 10-minute intervals. When turkey is done, cover it with foil and let it rest for 15 minutes.
3. While turkey is resting, prepare sauce. In a medium saucepan, whisk cornstarch with chicken broth until dissolved. Add cranberries and apricot preserves. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. When sauce thickens, reduce heat to low to keep sauce warm.
4. To serve, slice turkey and place on a platter. Drizzle some of the sauce over the meat and serve remaining sauce on the side.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, November - December 2007


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 540 kcal (27%)
Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5 g (8%)
Saturated Fat 0 n/a
Cholesterol 135 mg (45%)
Sodium 820 mg (34%)
Total Carbohydrates 47 g (16%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 85 g (142%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a