Apple-Bourbon Turkey Breast

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 3 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours
Bake: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes


1 (6-lb.) bone-in turkey breast
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 large oven bag
2 celery ribs
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Garnishes: Key limes, papaya halves


1. Rinse turkey breast thoroughly with cold water; pat dry, and set aside.

2. Remove 1/2 cup Apple-Bourbon Marinade, and reserve for Apple-Bourbon Gravy. Pour remaining 2 cups Apple-Bourbon Marinade into a 2-gal. zip-top plastic freezer bag; add turkey breast. Seal bag, and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours, turning occasionally.

3. Remove turkey breast from bag, discarding marinade.

4. Place flour in oven bag; shake to coat inside of bag. Place bag in a shallow roasting pan; place celery and sliced onion inside bag. Brush turkey breast with melted butter, and place on top of vegetables in bag. Close bag with nylon tie; cut 6 (1/2-inch) slits in top of bag.

5. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of turkey breast registers 170°. Remove turkey breast from bag to a serving platter. Pour bag drippings through a wire-mesh strainer into a medium bowl, discarding solids in strainer and reserving drippings (about 2 cups) in bowl for Apple-Bourbon Gravy. Garnish, if desired, and serve with gravy.

Note: If doubling the recipe, simply place both oven bags side by side in the same roasting pan, and bake as directed.


Ann Mazzolini, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida,

November 2006
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