Monday, November 19, 2012

Apricot and Fig Roasted Turkey Breast - Thanksgiving dinner

A very well put together plate by my dad, notice more than half of it in greenery
Thanksgiving at our house with the parents, all 6 that are still with us.

This was the main meal meat dish. I opted for the slowest version of cooking

1 bone in turkey breast, approximately 7 lbs
1/2 Cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 TBS fresh chopped oregano
1 tsp salt
1 medium leek, chopped
10-20 figs (we used 6 fresh ones and the rest were dried and re-hydrated)

Rinse the Turkey breast. Place into a glass baking dish.
Mix the next ingredients up to, but not including, the leek. Pour over the turkey.
Surround the base of turkey with the figs and leek.

Allow to marinate. I marinated mine over night. I made a foil tent cover to keep it from stealing all my yummy marinade.

I didn't take the cover off, but placed it right into the oven, then turned it on and heated to 200*F. Allowed to cook about 8 hours or until the thermometer read 170*F. (Alternately you can roast at 325 for about half the time).

Slice turkey and cover with the drippings and figs

obviously tasty, he finished it all!
Wow, so tender, so flavorful. Everyone raved about it!

We paired this with;
Pear Hazelnut salad and Fresh Cranberry dressing
Mom Terry's yummy salad -best ever
Garlicky Green Beans
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Dinner Rolls

Followed up with Pumpkin Pie, home made ice cream and home whipped whipping cream

***Everything Gluten Free except the pie and rolls


  1. wait! you already did thanksgiving?????? i remember last year! miss u.

  2. From the "taste tester" whose plate is featured in this wonderful article...all I can say is..."Marvelous, my dear baby bear...marvelous!" It was a wonderful evening and a savory experience. You should have your own TV show!

  3. Hmm, I know I made a post, but maybe I put it under the wrong one, cuz I don't see it here. That was such a fabulous, fabulous meal! I even got to enjoy the left over turkey and homemade cranberry dressing on my sanwiches for a couple days after. Lucky me:)