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, and on hot summer days, here's how we get our fix. For golden-brown turkey, broil for a few minutes before serving. —Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:12 servings
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: 215 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g 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 cups 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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Vicky User ID: 9145889 264800
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"This looks so yummy! I'll try do it!"

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 257287
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2016

"Yummy!! This is exactly what we needed for Thanksgiving this year. Very simple to put together and let the slow cooker take care of the rest. The compote was also very good; the crushed red pepper flakes gives it just enough heat to be noticed but not over powering."

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