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Turkey in a Pot

I use this recipe often as an easy Sunday dinner idea. The turkey breast gets a "holiday treatment" when served with cranberry gravy seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice. —Lois Woodward, Okeechobee, Florida
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Leeaanna
    Feb 13, 2020

    Making this for many years. Turkey is moist. Easy and regular dish in our household

  • Ilovematty
    Jan 14, 2018

    Really good! I cut back on the sugar, and it was still great!

  • phancyface724
    Sep 26, 2012

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

  • jog4me28
    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
    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.