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Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast Recipe

Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast Recipe

Turkey takes center stage in this dish paired with several interesting flavors. Garlic, ginger and apricot enhance the old favorite without loading on calories. —Janet Sprute, Lewiston, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce


  • 1. With fingers, carefully loosen skin from turkey breast. With a sharp knife, cut ten 2-in.-long slits in meat under the skin; insert a garlic clove slice and a ginger slice into each slit.
  • 2. Place turkey in a large bowl; pour 1/4 cup wine under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Pour remaining wine over turkey. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the preserves, mustard and soy sauce; set aside. Drain and discard marinade; place turkey on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
  • 4. Bake at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting with apricot mixture every 30 minutes (cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly). Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey equals 276 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 medium-fat meat.

Reviews for Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Moist and Delicious! Will be making this again next Thanksgiving or any holiday when we have guests over."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"What kind of wine red or white sweet or dry?"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.