Peach-Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast

 This Peach-Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast is a perfect summer dish for the everyday meal or to serve at a barbecue. The end result is juicy turkey, full of fresh summer flavour with a perfectly crisp skin. 

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When I think of summer food, I think fresh, light and easy. Food that can be cooked and enjoyed outdoors as easily as indoors and leaves you feeling sated and happy. Being Canadian, I think we have a special appreciation for the bounty of summer – finally we can enjoy fresh local produce like strawberries that are sweet, fresh tomatoes off the vine, and delicious orchard fruit.

When we think of summer recipes though, we don’t often think Turkey. People think of the holiday season when they think Turkey, not the summer season. I want to help change that mind-set. Summer is actually the perfect season to roast, grill and eat Canadian turkey – it is a light and lean protein, perfect for those hot summer days and so full of flavour!

High in vitamins and nutrients, Canadian turkey is a healthy choice, and is really easy to prepare with a good variety of cuts available year round. It’s also a fairly inexpensive, which makes it a perfect everyday choice for serving your family through the week or serving at a summer barbecue.

Turkey is fantastic on the grill too, and you can find ground meat, burgers and sausages at your local grocery store ready to go. I’ve been serving turkey to my family for years in place of other protein choices. Simply swap the protein in your recipe for turkey and you’ve got a fantastic lean meal full of flavour.

 

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To give you some inspiration for a summer meal featuring Canadian turkey, check out below for my Peach-Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast recipe. I prepared it in the oven as my grill gas, and not large enough to fit a roasting pan, however it can definitely be prepared on the grill. Just follow the grilling instructions for the indirect heat method found on the new Canadian Turkey website!

Be sure to ask for Canadian raised Turkey next time you’re grocery shopping so you know you’re putting Canadian quality on your table – from Canadian Turkey farmers’ families to yours! Turkey – It’s A Fresh Idea.

 

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Peach-Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

1 (2-3 lb, 1-1.4 kg) bone-in turkey breast with skin on
1 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp butter
2 Cups frozen or fresh peeled and sliced peaches, chopped
1 tsp Ginger, grated
2 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Apple cider

Directions:

The day before roasting, dry brine the turkey breast by combining the salt, rosemary and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the salt mixture under the turkey skin and place in a glass cooking dish, cover and refrigerate overnight.

 

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Bring the turkey breast to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Rub the turkey breast all over with the butter, rub some of it under the skin as well. Season the turkey with more pepper.

Place the turkey in a roasting pan – if you only have a flat bottomed roasting pan then use a roasting rack with the pan or thick-cut vegetables.

Place the pan in the oven and immediately lower the heat to 350 degrees F.

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute peaches, honey, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider.

Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook until peaches break down and thicken similar to a peach jam.

Remove from heat. Take 1/4 cup of the peach “jam” and transfer to a blender, set the remainder aside. Pulse until mostly smooth to create a glaze.

Roast the turkey for 1 hour then brush the top with the peach glaze.

 

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Continue cooking until the internal temperature at the thickest part reads 165 degrees F.

Remove from oven and cover it loosely with foil.  Rest the turkey for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Carve the breast by beginning at the breast bone and running the knife as close to the ribs as possible until the breast is carved from the bone. Some meat will be left on the bone (think leftovers!). Once carved from the bone, slice the breast crosswise into slices.

Serve turkey with the “peach” jam as a side.

 

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Peach-Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast

5 from 4 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 2-3 lb, 1-1.4 kg bone-in turkey breast with skin on
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 Cups frozen or fresh peeled and sliced peaches chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Apple cider

Instructions
 

  • The day before roasting, dry brine the turkey breast by combining the salt, rosemary and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the salt mixture under the turkey skin and place in a glass cooking dish, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bring the turkey breast to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Rub the turkey breast all over with the butter, rub some of it under the skin as well. Season the turkey with more pepper.
  • Place the turkey in a roasting pan - if you only have a flat bottomed roasting pan then use a roasting rack with the pan or thick-cut vegetables.
  • Place the pan in the oven and immediately lower the heat to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute peaches, honey, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider.
  • Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook until peaches break down and thicken similar to a peach jam.
  • Remove from heat. Take 1/4 cup of the peach "jam" and transfer to a blender, set the remainder aside. Pulse until mostly smooth to create a glaze.
  • Roast the turkey for 1 hour then brush the top with the peach glaze.
  • Continue cooking until the internal temperature at the thickest part reads 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and cover it loosely with foil. Rest the turkey for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Carve the breast by beginning at the breast bone and running the knife as close to the ribs as possible until the breast is carved from the bone. Some meat will be left on the bone (think leftovers!). Once carved from the bone, slice the breast crosswise into slices.
  • Serve turkey with the "peach" jam as a side.

 

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For more information about Canadian Turkey, more great recipes and tips and tricks, be sure to check out the Turkey Farmers of Canada website.

 

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For More Great Recipes Featuring Canadian Turkey:

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Clockwise from top right:

  1. Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs by Hello Creative Family
  2. Italian Turkey Burgers by Mom’s And Munchkins
  3. Summer BBQ Turkey Dinner Packets by Yee Wittle Things
  4. Teriyaki Turkey Kabobs by Family, Food And Travel
  5. Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast by Life, Love, Liz (

 

Disclosure: This post has been brought to you by Turkey Farmers of Canada, however all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

 

20 thoughts on “Peach-Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, I am totally drooling over here. This turkey breast looks amazing. I will have to try this. It looks amazing

  2. Seriously, this looks AMAZING!!!! I bet the blend of sweet and savory is divine. I need to make this for Sunday dinner!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! Does your peach glazed roasted turkey breast look delicious! I’ve never tried using peaches as a glaze (oranges, pineapples, but not peaches). Can’t wait to give this recipe a try! :)

  4. This really looks so incredibly good! I love the flavors of peach and think sweet and savory are my fav flavor profiles.

  5. That turkey looks delicious, those pictures are amazing. I don’t normally make turkey unless it is Thanskgiving, but for this recipe I may have to make an exception.

  6. This looks like a fantastic meal. My family would love it. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make this on the weekend.

  7. This looks so delicious! I have never tried a peach glaze before. I bet it tastes great too. I’m looking forward to trying it out!

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