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Apricot-Glazed Turkey Drumsticks Recipe

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My wife likes apricots, so I revised a recipe for orange-glazed ham to be used with turkey. My family says it's tops.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 turkey drumsticks (12 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 celery rib, halved
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves, warmed
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) apricot halves, drained


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown turkey in oil. Add the celery, onion, salt, peppercorns and enough water to cover drumsticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove drumsticks from broth; drain well. (Discard broth or strain and reserve for another use.)
  2. Place drumsticks in a greased shallow roasting pan. Brush with half the preserves. Top with apricot halves; brush apricots with remaining preserves. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until glaze is set. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Apricot-Glazed Turkey Drumsticks in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p153

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