Crockpot Maple-Glazed Turkey Breast

crockpot maple glazed turkey breast

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

  • Total: 6 hrs 55 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings

Cooking a turkey breast in the slow cooker is a fabulous way to make Thanksgiving dinner for a small group or to have extra white meat around if you're feeding a crowd. The crockpot makes the turkey so moist and tender. Even better, the cornbread stuffing cooks right alongside the turkey.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 (8 x 8-inch) pan cornbread (crumbled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 4 pound boneless turkey breast (thawed if frozen)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crockpot maple glazed turkey breast
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  2. Melt the butter in small saucepan over medium heat.

    Butter in saucepan
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  3. Cook the onion in the melted butter until very tender, about 4 to 6 minutes.

    Cook the onion
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  4. Remove the cooked onion to a large bowl and crumble in the cornbread. Season with the salt and pepper.

    Remove onion to large bowl
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  5. Sprinkle the turkey breast with salt and pepper.

    Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper
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  6. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, apricot preserves, melted butter, thyme leaves, and salt and pepper to taste; mix well.

    Combine maple syrup and apricot preserves
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  7. Add half of this mixture to the cornbread mixture and stir gently; drop into a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.

    Add mixture to crockpot
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  8. Place the turkey on top of the stuffing and pour the remaining maple syrup mixture over the turkey.

    Place turkey on top
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  9. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or until the turkey registers 165 F on a meat thermometer, basting twice with the juices in the crockpot.

    Cover the slowcooker
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  10. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
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