Autumn Turkey Tenderloins Recipe
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Autumn Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

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Brenda Sabot-Lion from Warren, Pennsylvania sends us this out-of-the-ordinary meal that's perfect for cool nights with family, friends or company. With cinnamon and brown sugar, it's slightly sweet, and the toasted walnuts add a wonderful toasty-nutty crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds turkey breast tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 274 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 423 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 fruit


  1. In a large skillet, brown turkey in butter. Add the apple juice, apple, brown sugar, bouillon, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove turkey and apple slices to a serving platter; keep warm.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over turkey and apple. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Autumn Turkey Tenderloins in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p25

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"This turned out great! The only thing I would change would be to add more apple slices. Served it with mashed butternut squash and it made a super easy fall dinner."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"I agree with marylouboo I am going to try it with pork tenderloin, and it easier to get a pork tenderloin and apple always are good with pork"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"I also used cutlets because I can't find a tenderloin. The sauce was very mild, even a little boring. I added about 1.5 tsp of apple cider vinegar to give it some brightness. DD gave it 3 stars, DH gave 4 as did I. It is not going to be a staple recipe but I definitely will make again."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"I liked this one but my DH wasn't as thrilled with it. I liked it though!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"Yum! I used leftover turkey."

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