Are You Eating Enough Apples?

The health benefits of eating apples are really tremendous. They have the potential to help protect us from getting neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and strokes. Apples can also ward off some cancers, such as breast cancer. I guess the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has more relevance than we thought. Take inspiration from the following recipe to start incorporating apples into your meals.

White Wine Braised Turkey Breast With Pan-Roasted Apples Recipe.

Ingredients

TURKEY
1 bottle dry white wine
3 stalks of celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 bay leaf
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 whole turkey breast (about 6 pounds), boned and tied by the butcher (ask to reserve the bones)

GRAVYapples

3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

APPLES
1 tablespoon butter
6 small red apples, halved
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6. Per serving: 211 calories, 5.5 g fat (3 g saturated), 10 g carbohydrates, 24 g protein, 1.5 g fiber, 90 mg sodium (4% Daily Value).

Directions

1. In an ovenproof saucepot large enough to hold the turkey breast, over high heat, combine wine, celery, carrots, onion, peppercorns, bay leaf, garlic, and bones. Press down bones and add enough cold water to cover.

2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 30 minutes. Skim off and discard any foam. Finely strain stock into a large bowl.

3. Preheat oven to 350° F. In the same saucepot over medium-high heat, place turkey breast. Pour in strained stock until the liquid reaches halfway up the turkey. Bring to a simmer.

4. Cover saucepot and place turkey in oven. Braise 45 minutes to an hour, basting occasionally, until internal temperature registers 165° F.

5. To prepare the gravy, strain the braising liquid and pour into a large measuring cup. Add reserved stock to measure 3 cups. Pour into a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer.

6. In a small bowl, combine butter and flour until smooth.

7. Whisk flour mixture into simmering liquid I teaspoon at a time. Simmer 30 minutes, or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

8. For the apples, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples, skin side up; cook, 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender and caramelized.

9. Add white wine and thyme; bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by half. Serve with sliced turkey and gravy.

 

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