Turkey in a Pot Recipe
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Turkey in a Pot Recipe

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"I use this recipe often for an easy Sunday dinner," writes Lois Woodward of Okeechoebee, Florida. The turkey breast gets a "holiday treatment" when served with cranberry gravy seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 boneless turkey breast (3 to 4 pounds), halved
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


  1. Place the turkey skin side up in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the cranberry sauce, sugar, apple juice, vinegar, garlic, mustard, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low until a thermometer reads 170°, 3-1/2 to 4-1/2- hours.
  2. Remove turkey to a cutting board; keep warm. Strain cooking juices. In a saucepan, combine flour and water until smooth; gradually stir in strained juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Serve with sliced turkey. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey in a Pot in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p42

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phancyface724 User ID: 2503302 89782
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"My husband LOVED this recipe and he hates cranberries. Delish!"

jog4me28 User ID: 6105480 205685
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"Had 3 other picky eaters rate this and it was a 5 star from each of them. Reduced the sauce so it was very thick (30 minutes) and it was superb. Definitely a keeper."

tlforehand User ID: 2448822 89781
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"Because this was a last minute make, I didn't have the cranberry sauce so used dried cranberries which worked well. Also didn't have the dried mustard but it wasn't missed. The turkey was so tender and so good. My husband went in for seconds and he rarely goes for seconds when it comes to poultry. I brought in leftovers for lunch the next day and the turkey was still tender. I passed this recipe onto a friend. I look forward to making it again. Added bonus, the house smells wonderful while it's cooking."

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