Michael McLaughlin


1 Butterball (or similar)
Turkey Breast Roast
1/2 GA Ocean Spray Cranapple Juice
1/2 c Salt
1 T Rosemary
1 T Sweet Basil
1 Honey Bear Honey


Start thawing turkey breast TWO DAYS BEFORE YOU WISH TO SERVE IT. At least TWENTY FOUR HOURS PRIOR TO COOKING TIME, place thawed turkey breast, salt, rosemary, and sweet basil in a one gallon zip lock bag. Add CranApple juice to full. Pour yourself a glass of the left over juice for working so hard. Seal bag and agitate to move and mix spices over roast. Place bag in refrigerator, turning occasionally to spread the spice mixture around. ONE HOUR BEFORE COOKING, remove roast from marinade leaving as much spice as possible on roast. Let roast "air dry" until cooking. Cook roast as you prefer (I like to hickory smoke it (Yummy!)) until a meat thermometer indicates an internal temperature of one hundred and sixty degrees. Coat the roast with honey. Continue coating with honey every twenty to thirty minutes until the meat thermometer reads one hundred and eighty degrees. Remove roast from heat and let sit for fifteen to thirty minutes. When you remove the "net" from the roast, most of the spices should "hop off", leaving a nice checkered pattern and the best darn turkey you ever laid lips to.

While publishing this recipe, I noticed that several other sites have MY RECIPE for Killer Cranapple Turkey. That’s nice. That’s how good it is, BUT they don’t credit the author (me). It seems a shame. It wouldn’t cost them anything.


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