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 175F and turkey breast is no longer pink. Let stand 10 minutes.
Serve for Thanksgiving dinner with Sweet Potatoes with Apples, Caramelized Onion Relish, and Maple Pecan Cornbread, if desired.
See Maple Pecan Corn Bread recipe to use instead of dried bread crumbs; make cornbread a day in advance for dry crumbs.
Original recipe from Land O Lakes: http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/2390/turkey-breast-with-sausage-apricot-stuffing
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (134g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 282 (88%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 31.3g||42 %|
|Saturated Fat 11g||55 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 13.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.9g|
|Cholesterol 59.1mg||18 %|
|Sodium 600.9mg||21 %|
|Potassium 218.6mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 2.5g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 1g|
|Protein 8.8g||13 %|
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Calories per serving: 320
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"Make it a double helping for those cornbread lovers, my roomie looked so sad the year I made only enough for the stuffing =P" —
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mindy_e_eddyThis was pretty good. It was different but good!3y ago
ChennessyI made this recipe in a crockpot! It was delicious. I just added some extra chicken stock periodically as the stuffing was cooking. Next time I will omit the salt as it seemed very salty to me. Cooked on low for 4 hours3y ago
KendraCooksYUMMO this=totally AMAZING..so easy breezy to make I do this every year for a Thanksgiving potluck! The lush savory with a hint of sweet brings 'em begging for more, people practically inhale it! Smells heavenly while cooking too, props to the chef!3y ago
Corwin26Dear Lord, this was fantastic! I made this for a formal dinner party and our guests were still raving over it days later. Incredibly low maintenance and easy to make, despite looking so elegant in the end! The utterly divine flavor of this cannot be beat, I could go on and on let us just say that I will be quadrupling the stuffing for a full-sized bird on Thanksgiving, TY!3y ago
Omnivorous_KnidI 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!5y ago
MinnaPepinaGave this a test run today...FANTASTIC! This eill be on the menue for sure, I loved the rich flavor the pecans & apricots gave to the meat! Very innovative, thank you!5y ago