Turkey Roast with Cranberries
Turkey Roast with Cranberries
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Turkey Roast with Cranberries

45 MIN
4 H
No, it’s not a pre-holiday fever dream—you can actually cook a turkey this year without even cracking open that oven!



  1. In a food processor, purée 2 cups (210 g) of the cranberries with the apple jelly, cranberry juice, cornstarch and five-spice powder until smooth. Strain through a sieve. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the turkey roast in the butter. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the slow cooker.
  3. In the same skillet, brown the onions. Add butter, if needed. Add the cranberry mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add the remaining whole cranberries (3/4 cup/80 g).
  4. Cover and cook on Low for 4 hours.
  5. Serve with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.


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  1. Made this for Thanksgiving dinner - amazingly moist, super simple and delicious!!

  2. Made this for Thanksgiving 2017. Easy recipe to put together at the cottage. While the turkey cooked, I was able to make our family favourite stuffings!!! Every was impressed with how juicy this slow cooker turkey was. Will definately make again.

  3. Made Christmas 2016. Very good, very easy, and it makes lots of tasty sauce. However, I did make this the day before & reheated the next day, which I probably wouldn't do again. Be sure to not leave the turkey in the slow cooker any longer than the recipe states!

  4. My husband and I have not eaten turkey at Christmas for years because we are only two. This recipe is so easy to make and freezes really well. YOUPI we'll have turkey for Christmas.

  5. This is the easiest and best turkey recipe ever. Our family had not eaten turkey in 20 years because it was hard to digest - not this way! Also, the leftovers were used as a soup base to which we added celery, carrots, cauliflower. Wow! This recipe is a definite keeper. Thank you Ricardo.

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