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Slow-Cooked Turkey with Berry Compote

We love to eat turkey, and on hot summer days, here's how we get our fix. For golden-brown turkey, broil for a few minutes before serving. —Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 3 hrs + standing.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3-1/4 cups compote)


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless turkey breast halves (2 pounds each)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Mix salt, garlic powder, thyme and pepper; rub over turkey breasts. Place in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour water around turkey. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours (a thermometer inserted in turkey should read at least 165°).
  • Remove turkey from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine compote ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until mixture is slightly thickened and apples are tender, 15-20 minutes. Serve turkey with compote.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Use frozen fruit when fresh is out of season.
  • Nutrition Facts
    5 ounces cooked turkey with 1/4 cup compote: 215 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.

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    • P vinod
      Mar 20, 2018

      Love berries and also love turkey-it doesnt add to my health problem-will try to have it in a large multicuisine restaurant-the combination is exciting-still remember having turkey luncheon meat that brother used to get when he came down to India.lovely recipe.

    • Sachin
      Dec 13, 2017

      Great recipe! Slow cooking is great but it can be made a lot healthier. Instead of a crockpot, I used MEC pure clay pot for this recipe. It cooked a lot faster and the flavor was all natural and enhanced. You should try that and I promise you'd never cook in a crockpot again.

    • forcoco
      Aug 11, 2017

      I substituted Cranberry juice for White Grape juice and turned out fantastic.

    • Vicky
      Apr 18, 2017

      This looks so yummy! I'll try do it!

    • apschwartz
      Nov 25, 2016

      Yummy!! This is exactly what we needed for Thanksgiving this year. Very simple to put together and let the slow cooker take care of the rest. The compote was also very good; the crushed red pepper flakes gives it just enough heat to be noticed but not over powering.