Zesty Apricot Turkey Recipe
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Zesty Apricot Turkey Recipe

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You see a lot of steak, chicken and chops at cookouts, but how about something different? With its apricot-chile glaze, this juicy grilled turkey is one of our picnic faves. —Wendy Moylan, Crystal Lake, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 turkey breast tenderloins (8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked turkey with 1 tablespoon sauce: 200 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 424mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a microwave, melt spreadable fruit; stir in vinegar, honey, garlic, lemon peel and pepper sauce. Reserve 1/4 cup sauce for serving.
  2. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper; place on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 7-10 minutes per side; brush with remaining sauce during the last minute of cooking. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Apricot Turkey in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p5

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