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Zesty Apricot Turkey

 Zesty Apricot Turkey
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1/4 pound) equals 193 calories, 1 g fat (0.55 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.