Apple & Spice Roasted Turkey Breast
This holiday bird is so easy that you may want to make it year-round. The blend of fall spices and apples are a welcome change from the typical herb seasoned turkey and can bring a bit of the holidays to any day. - Tara
Total Time: 3 hrs
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs, 30 mins
Yield: 4-6 servings
Dish Size: 3.5-Quart Baking Dish
- 3 apples
- 1 (5- to 7-lb.) turkey breast
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp all spice
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp water
- Place turkey breast in a 3.5-quart temp-tations® baking dish. Core and slice one of the apples into wedges. Stuff wedges into the turkey cavity.
- In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except for brown sugar, water, and remaining apples. Pour mixture over turkey breast, rubbing over all exposed skin. Bake uncovered in a preheated 325°F oven for 90 minutes, tenting with tin foil if skin begins to over brown.
- Core and slice remaining 2 apples into wedges and add to baking dish. Combine brown sugar and water and spoon over turkey breast. Tent with tin foil and return dish to oven, baking 30-60 additional minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 185°F. Let turkey rest 10 minutes before carving.
This method also works well with whole turkeys, just be sure to cook until internal temperature reaches 185°F.