Turkey Breast with Sausage-Apricot Stuffing
Serve for Thanksgiving dinner with Sweet Potatoes with Apples, Caramelized Onion Relish, and Maple Pecan Cornbread"I made the stuffing today to get a feel for the overall flavors, they are truly fantastic as MinnaPepina said. The pecans are the best bit; they will give the turkey an incredible tenderness due to their natural oils. Wonderful recipe, Thank You! It is going to be a hit on Thursday to be sure. I am going to double the ingredients and use a whole turkey instead however, we like dark meat too!" - Omnivorous_Knid
Yield: 8 Servings Ready in 3 hours
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|12 ouncespork sausage; maple flavored|
|2 cupsdried cornbread crumbs; *see Note|
|1 cuppecan halves|
|1/2 cupchopped dried apricots|
|1/4 cupButter; melted|
|1/3 cupchicken broth|
|2 stalkscelery; (1 cup) sliced 1/2-inch|
|1 mediumonion; (1/2 cup) chopped|
|1/4 teaspoondried sage leaves; crushed|
|1 turkey breast; Bone-in (5 to 7-pound)|
|3 tablespoonsButter; melted|
Turkey Breast with Sausage-Apricot Stuffing Preparation
Heat oven to 350F. Brown sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; drain off fat.
Stir together browned sausage and all remaining ingredients except turkey breast and 3 tablespoons butter in large bowl. Gently loosen skin from turkey in neck area to make large area to stuff. Stuff with sausage mixture; secure skin flap with toothpicks.
Place remaining sausage mixture in 1-quart covered casserole; refrigerate. During last 30 minutes of turkey breast baking time, bake remaining stuffing for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Place stuffed turkey breast, breast-side up, on rack in roasting pan. Brush with 3 tablespoons melted butter.
Bake, basting occasionally, for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer reaches 170 to 175?F and turkey breast is no longer pink. Let stand 10 minutes.
See Maple Pecan Corn Bread recipe to use instead of dried bread crumbs; make cornbread a day in advance for dry crumbs.
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