Slow-Cooked Turkey with Berry Compote Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Turkey with Berry Compote Recipe

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We love to eat turkey at our house and this delicious dish is a great way to get all that yummy flavor without heating up the house; the berries make the perfect summer chutney. For browner turkey, broil for a few minutes before serving.—Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:12 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless turkey breast halves (2 pounds each)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey with 1/4 cup compote equals 215 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 38 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch


  1. Mix salt, garlic powder, thyme and pepper; rub over turkey breasts. Place in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour water around turkey. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours (a thermometer inserted in turkey should read at least 165°).
  2. Remove turkey from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine compote ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until slightly thickened and apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve turkey with compote. Yield: 12 servings (3-1/4 cup compote).
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Turkey with Berry Compote in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p42

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