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Marinated Turkey for Two Recipe
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Marinated Turkey for Two Recipe

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FOR YEARS, I've been exchanging recipes by correspondence with friends. A dear friend in North Carolina shared this one. What's best about this recipe is that you can enjoy wonderful turkey flavor without preparing a whole bird. —Rachel Wellborne Jacksonville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 turkey breast tenderloins (about 1 pound)
  • 1-1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash ground cloves
  • Dash garlic powder


  1. Place the turkey in a shallow glass dish. Combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Set aside 1/3 cup; cover and refrigerate. Pour the remaining marinade over turkey. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place turkey in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Pour reserved marinade over turkey. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes longer or until no longer pink, basting twice. Slice and serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Turkey for Two in Reminisce Extra April 1996, p47

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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