Maple- and Apricot-Sauced Turkey Breast

Maple- and Apricot-Sauced Turkey Breast

Maple and apricot-sauced turkey – requiring just 20 minutes to get going in the slow cooker.

Prep Time



Total Time




8 to 10


tablespoons butter or margarine
cup chopped dried apricots
cup sweetened dried cranberries
cup real maple syrup
cup cream sherry or apple juice
tablespoons soy sauce
6- to 7-pound frozen bone-in whole turkey breast, thawed
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
cup cornstarch
tablespoons water
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  1. Melt butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook apricots and cranberries in butter 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in maple syrup, 1/4 cup of the sherry and the soy sauce. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced slightly. Cool 5 to 10 minutes. (Mixture will thicken slightly.)
  2. Remove skin from turkey breast. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper. Place in 6-quart slow cooker. Spoon maple syrup mixture over turkey breast.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until juice of turkey is no longer pink when center is cut.
  4. Remove turkey from cooker; cover to keep warm. Mix remaining 1/4 cup sherry, the cornstarch, water and onions; stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook on high heat setting 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Serve sauce with turkey.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
If you happen to have any leftovers of this delicious turkey roast, remove the meat from the bones. Cut or slice the turkey into desired pieces. Wrap, seal securely, label and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. Thaw frozen turkey in the refrigerator before using.
Serving Suggestion
Fluffy homemade mashed potatoes are the perfect partner for this turkey breast. Leave the skins on or off-it's up to you.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 535
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,),
  • Cholesterol 185mg;
  • Sodium 540mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 65g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 8 Lean Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.