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Apricot-Glazed Turkey Drumsticks

 Apricot-Glazed Turkey Drumsticks
My wife likes apricots, so I revised a recipe for orange-glazed ham to be used with turkey. My family says it's tops.
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.)
  • 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.