Fall is upon us, and the best season by far! All the hard work of spring and summer has paid off and we get to enjoy the ‘fruits of our labour’. Literally and figuratively. Among them of course is the Apple. Once you’ve tried all the varieties available, be sure to give some great fall recipes a try. There are some delicious recipes that call for apples that isn’t just dessert! Whether tart or sweet, your family is sure to enjoy any recipe that includes this nutritious and delicious fruit ~ Recipe compliments of Turkey Farmers of Canada
1 breast approximately 1lb (450g)boneless Canadian Turkey Breast
one apple, cored and sliced
½ cup (125 mL) Apple Juice
2 tbsp (25 mL) liquid Honey
1 tbsp (15 mL) Olive Oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh Mint or 1 tsp/5mL dried, crumbled (optional)
1 tsp (5 mL) Lemon Juice
¼ tsp (1 mL) Cinnamon
Salt & pepper to taste
Method of Preparation
~ Mix all ingredients except turkey and apple slices in a shallow dish. Stir thoroughly to blend honey with juice and seasonings. Add turkey breast, turning to coat both sides.
~ Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours (or overnight), turning occasionally.
~ Remove turkey from marinade, pour liquid into small saucepan and set aside.
~ Cut breast horizontally down the centre, without cutting right through.
~ Insert apples slices in centre and tie breast closed with butcher twine.
~ Barbecue turkey on pre-heated, oiled grill over medium heat, just until meat is no longer pink in centre.
~ Oven method – Bake 1 hour per kilo at 190C (350F) until internal temperation is 77C (170F)
~ Add 2 tbsp (25 mL) water to marinade. Heat to a boil, boiling for at least 5 minutes. Serve as a sauce with turkey.
NEVER baste with used marinade. Marinade must be boiled for at least 5 minutes to kill harmful bacteria.
Serving Size 125
Nutritional information (125 gram serving):
Protein: 28 g
Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 12 g