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Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours + standing


12 servings

Turkey takes center stage in this dish paired with several interesting flavors. Garlic, ginger and apricot enhance the old favorite without loading on calories. —Janet Sprute, Lewiston, Idaho


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce


  1. With fingers, carefully loosen skin from turkey breast. With a sharp knife, cut ten 2-in.-long slits in meat under the skin; insert a garlic clove slice and a ginger slice into each slit.
  2. Place turkey in a large bowl; pour 1/4 cup wine under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Pour remaining wine over turkey. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the preserves, mustard and soy sauce; set aside. Drain and discard marinade; place turkey on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
  4. Bake at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting with apricot mixture every 30 minutes (cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly). Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounce-weight: 276 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 medium-fat meat.

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