This is probably the most difficult Easy Peasy recipe I have as it involves a few more more steps than usual. But the finished product is worth the extra effort and it’s really nice as a special occasion meal. For this recipe I am using turkey breast but chicken and pork are excellent substitutes.
Preheat the oven to 375. In a pan, heat the butter over medium heat and saute the apples and almonds for 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and salt and stir. Set aside. Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining the chicken broth, jam and dijon mustard in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat down to low and simmer while the rest of the recipe comes together.
Place each turkey breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound the meat to approx 1/4 inch thick . You want the meat to be as even as possible but not so thin that it falls apart. Place 2 heaping spoonfuls of the apple mixture into the center of each turkey breast and carefully roll up. Secure with tooth picks along the seam.
In a nonstick pan, heat the oil over medium heat and carefully brown the turkey on both sides. Then place the roll-ups into a baking dish and brush approx 1/2 cup of the sauce over the meat. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes until turkey is no longer pink inside.
Remove from the oven and place onto a cutting board. Remove tooth picks and slice into rounds. Serve sauce alongside.
- 2 large turkey breasts
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 cup apples, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup apricot jam
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
About Theresa Toth, Easy Peasy Eats
I have been cooking almost my entire life. My passion for food and feeding people has always had a special place in my life and in my twenties I combined my two loves—entertaining and cooking—into a successful catering business. Becoming a parent presented me with the challenge of creating new ways to provide the meals my family deserved with the limited time I had in the kitchen. I started developing new recipes that were much less time consuming but still delicious and nutritious. That’s how Easy Peasy Eats was born!