AuthorMike EgrieCategory, DifficultyIntermediate
Turkey Breast with Cranberry Compote
Yields12 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins
Cranberry Compote:
 ½ cup orange juice
 ¼ cup brown sugar
 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Turkey Breast:
 1 (4½- to 5-lb.) fresh bone-in turkey breast
 2 tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter – sticks, melted
1

For the compote, in a saucepan bring ½ cup water, orange juice, sugar and orange zest to boil. Stir in cranberries and cinnamon; return to boil. Reduce heat and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until berries burst.

2

Transfer compote to a bowl; let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3

Meanwhile, for the turkey breast, preheat oven to 350°F. Place turkey breast in a roasting pan. Brush turkey with butter and season with freshly ground black pepper to taste. Roast 1 hour, 30 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F.

4

Remove from oven. Loosely cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Remove skin from turkey and cut turkey into thin slices. Serve turkey with Cranberry Compote.

Make it a Meal: Serve with steamed green beans and roasted sweet potatoes.

Use a microplane instead of a grater to zest citrus. A microplane collects the peel’s fragrant essential oils, while avoiding the bitter, white pith underneath.

Ingredients

Cranberry Compote:
 ½ cup orange juice
 ¼ cup brown sugar
 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Turkey Breast:
 1 (4½- to 5-lb.) fresh bone-in turkey breast
 2 tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter – sticks, melted

Directions

1

For the compote, in a saucepan bring ½ cup water, orange juice, sugar and orange zest to boil. Stir in cranberries and cinnamon; return to boil. Reduce heat and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until berries burst.

2

Transfer compote to a bowl; let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3

Meanwhile, for the turkey breast, preheat oven to 350°F. Place turkey breast in a roasting pan. Brush turkey with butter and season with freshly ground black pepper to taste. Roast 1 hour, 30 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F.

4

Remove from oven. Loosely cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Remove skin from turkey and cut turkey into thin slices. Serve turkey with Cranberry Compote.

Turkey Breast with Cranberry Compote
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