Tuesday, October 9

Turkey with Pecan/Cherry Stuffing

This recipe makes a delicious turkey dinner for those who would rather not cook a large turkey. Many of us live alone, or there are just a couple of people in the family. Long gone are the days of large families when we needed a 30 pound turkey to feed everyone.

Canadian Thanksgiving is over, but in November the US will celebrate their Thanksgiving. So if you have eight or less mouths to feed, try this dish.


* One turkey breast, approximately 4 pounds. Can be fresh or frozen.

* 2 cups pre-cooked rice.

* 1/3 cup pecans, chopped.

* 1/3 cup dried cranberries or cherries, whichever you like.

* 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning.

* 1/4 cup peach preserves.

* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.


* Thaw turkey breast in the refrigerator overnight if turkey is frozen.

* Remove all skin from the breast.

* Cut turkey breast 3/4 of the way through and about one inch thick.

* Stir rice, cranberries or cherries, pecans and poultry season together in a large mixing bowl.

* Stuff the mixture between the slices of the turkey breast.

* Tie or skewer if necessary so the breast will hold together.

* Place stuffed turkey breast in a crockpot and cover with the lid.

* Cook on low for 6 hours or until your meat thermometer registers 180F when inserted in meat. Do not insert the thermometer in the stuffing, as you will get a false reading.

* Mix Worcestershire sauce and peach preserves together.

* Pour over turkey breast.

* Allow to stand for approximately five minutes or until the preserve mixture is hot.

* Serve while hot.

Note: I have used this recipe a few times. It can be found in the recipe book Crockpot Slow Cooker.


  1. Now this sounds delicious! I love having all the fixings without the huge project of getting up early and preparing the whole shebang for just the two of us....so, this will be something I try. Much, MUCH simpler and more sensible for our dinner for two Thanksgiving.

    Mary, I couldn't get in for the 'award'...I copied and pasted the url you left but I was taken to a 'log in' page instead. Twice. So I figured it's where you have images stored. If you still wish to send me one, I'd be happy with whatever you choose.

    Thanks for the wonderful thoughts. Very much appreciated, they are!!!!

  2. Mary,

    Thanks for the recipe. Yum!

    Hope you'll have a great day. The weather is so beautiful now, that I'm outdoors as much as possible.



  3. Anni,

    Glad that you can use the recipe. It is delicious. The reason I posted it is because I thought some people would prefer to cook only a breast. The rice and other fixin's keep the meat moist. This is one of my favorite recipes.

    I will try to figure out how to send you the award.

    Thanks for dropping in. It's always nice to see you.


  4. Renie,

    Yes, I've been spending more time outdoors. I can't take the summer heat and hate the winter cold, so I spend the majority of my time outdoors in spring and fall.

    Enjoy your beautiful weather.


  5. Wow....am I wordless on this beautiful award!!! Thank you ever so much.

    I'll go add this to my 'trophy' page after I click "publish comment".

    What a very beautiful treasure, and I will cherish it. Thanks ever so much.

  6. Anni,

    Glad you like it. Enjoy! It's the first one I've made for a few years and I had fun creating it and presenting it.


  7. Mary,

    Thank you for the recipe. This sounds delicious! This such a wonderful alternative to cooking the whole turkey, that it would make a great fall/winter dinner anytime.

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :-)


  8. Tina,

    We had a great Thanksgiving. The food was delicious and Mom was happy that so many could come. Did you see the Thanksgiving photos? Griffyn has really grown and is a smart baby (aren't they all :-)

    Let me know how you like the recipe when you try it. It's great.

    Hope your day is great.


  9. Mary,

    thanks for posting the recipe, this is a good one not only for Thanksgiving but for any other time. I love almost anything with pecans. I've never tried cherry stuffing but I think I will.

    Also, you have been invited to have a little fun, playing tag, if you have time.



  10. Deborah,

    Yes, the recipe could be used any time of the year. It's delicious. If you try it, let me know how you like it, please. Hope you enjoy.

    I am in the midst of trying to figure out how to link to everyone for the game of tag. We'll see if I can figure it out.


  11. This sounds really yummy, thanks for sharing.

  12. Denise,

    It's delicious. Give it a try sometime and let us all know how you liked it.


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