Crockpot Maple-Glazed Turkey Breast

crockpot maple glazed turkey breast

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 6 hrs 30 mins
Total: 6 hrs 55 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Yield: 6 to 8 portions
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
658 Calories
17g Fat
51g Carbs
73g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 658
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 851mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 73g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 206mg 16%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 727mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 unsalted butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 x 8-inch) pan cornbread, crumbled

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 3- to 4-pound turkey breast, thawed if frozen

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted 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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