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Turkey Breast with Herbed Apricot Glaze

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
A welcome dish for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner. Serve with Apricot and Toasted Almond Stuffing.

Ingredients

  • 7 lbs turkey breast, uncooked, thawed
  • 3 Tbs apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Vegetable oil spray

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).
  • Rinse turkey breast with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Trim excess fat. Starting at the neck cavity, loosen skin from the breast by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Combine the apricot preserves, cumin, mustard, sage, thyme, and salt, forming a sticky paste. Rub the paste under and over the skin. Place turkey in a roasting pan or shallow baking dish coated with vegetable oil spray.
  • Bake for approximately 2 1/2–3 hours or until thermometer registers 180°F (85°C). Remove turkey from oven an let stand 10 minutes before carving. Discard skin.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 268
  Calories from Fat 33 (12%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(11%)Cholesterol 32mg
(23%)Sodium 544mg
(16%)Potassium 562mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 19g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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