Zesty Apricot Turkey Recipe
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Zesty Apricot Turkey Recipe

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Grilled turkey from Wendy Moylan of Crystal Lake, Illinois is bound to be the centerpiece of any picnic. The poultry's fruity coating gets a little kick from hot pepper sauce...and would be a nice complement to other meats, too. This entree is so easy, you'll be munching in the sunshine in no time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast half (1 pound)

Nutritional Facts

1/4 pound: 193 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 0 fruit.


  1. In a microwave-safe dish, combine the first six ingredients. Microwave, uncovered, until the preserves are melted, about 1-2 minutes on high. Stir to blend. Set aside half to serve with turkey.
  2. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Grill turkey, covered, over indirect medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Baste with 1 tablespoon reserved apricot sauce. Grill 7-10 minutes longer or a meat thermometer reads 170°. Slice; serve with the reserved apricot sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Apricot Turkey in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p5

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