This easy to prepare spiced turkey roast recipe includes a fresh cranberry and orange sauce. Preparation time is 15 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
3
Yield:
6 - 3 to 4 ounce servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place turkey in a roasting pan, and rub with olive oil. Combine the cinnamon, cloves, allspice and peppercorns; rub over turkey.

  • Place turkey in the oven and roast for about 1 hour until juices run clear.

  • Prepare a sauce by combining the cranberries and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bringing to a boil. Lower the heat and cook until cranberries begin to pop; add the orange juice. Combine the cornstarch or arrowroot with 2 tablespoons water and add to the sauce. Cook until thick and serve over sliced turkey.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 64.4g 129% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 25.8g 40% DV; cholesterol 186.1mg 62% DV; sodium 160.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
I made this recipe for Christmas because we have a diabetic family member. EVERYONE loved it! It was simple to make and came out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/13/2006
This was a huge disappointment! I have had great success with well-reviewed recipes on this site so I expected it to be good. Everything turned out a disaster. The cranberry sauce never thickened enough (I cooked it almost an hour) the rub had WAY too much pepper (I should have known to reduce it by half... a tablespoon is way too much). I followed the recipe exactly and I had to throw it all away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
I made this recipe for Christmas because we have a diabetic family member. EVERYONE loved it! It was simple to make and came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2006
This was AMAZING. My mother literally cried it was so good. She claims it's the best turkey she's ever had and and I'd have to agree. I used a 3 lb. turkey breast (the recipe calls for 1.5 lb.) and cooked uncovered at 350 F for an hour and a half. I doubled the sauce and spices but ended up with too much of those. It came out perfect- absolutely moist and cooked through. I poured the juices over the final product. In terms of the cranberry sauce: I would really recommend increasing the brown sugar significantly- not as good for you but the sauce was way too bitter without it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2006
This was a huge disappointment! I have had great success with well-reviewed recipes on this site so I expected it to be good. Everything turned out a disaster. The cranberry sauce never thickened enough (I cooked it almost an hour) the rub had WAY too much pepper (I should have known to reduce it by half... a tablespoon is way too much). I followed the recipe exactly and I had to throw it all away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2006
This was a terrific recipe. I made if for a group of friends and they all raved about it. I would recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2006
I didn't like the peppery taste of this recipe. My husband liked it but I thought the pepper was overwhelming. Read More
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