A boneless turkey breast is rolled around stuffing with apple and raisins.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr 30 mins
10 mins
2 hrs 25 mins
1 6-pound roast


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place the water, butter, and raisins into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, stir in the stuffing mix, cover, and let stand until the stuffing mixture absorbs the liquid, about 5 minutes. Stir 1 tablespoon of poultry seasoning and the apple lightly into the stuffing. Allow the stuffing mixture to cool.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a rack into a roasting pan.

  • Carefully remove the turkey breast skin in one piece without tearing the skin, and set aside. Bone the turkey breast (see notes) keeping the meat in one piece but removing the strip of cartilage and gristle between the two breast halves, if necessary. Pull the two tenderloin sections outward from the main part of the breast, keeping them attached, to expand the boneless piece of turkey into a roughly square-shaped piece of meat. Sprinkle the inside of the breast with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of poultry seasoning.

  • Spread the stuffing mixture all over the inside of the breast meat piece, and firmly roll the stuffed breast into a compact roll. Spread the reserved turkey skin out, and place the stuffed roll in the middle of the skin. Pull and roll the skin over the stuffed meat, and tie the stuffed roll together with cooking twine. Place the roll onto the roasting rack with the seam side down.

  • Roast the stuffed breast in the preheated oven until the skin is golden brown, the meat is no longer pink inside, and the temperature of the roll, measured at the thickest part, reads 170 degrees F (75 degrees C), 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Allow the roast to stand covered with a tent of aluminum foil for at least 10 minutes before removing the twine for slicing.

Editor's Notes

To make a whole boneless breast, slice the skin down the backbone, and peel the skin off in one whole piece, being careful not to tear the skin. Place the whole turkey breast in front of you with the bone side up, and starting from one edge of the rib cage with a very sharp knife, cut and scrape the meat away from the bones as you move towards the middle of the breast. Cut around any shoulder and collar bones, including the wishbone. When you get to the center, stop and start again on the other side. Cut the keel bone away from the breast meat at the middle, leaving the breast in one big piece. The two tenderloins will be lying next to the breast meat at the edges. Roll the two tenderloins outward to expand the width of the breast for better stuffing and rolling.

If this sounds too daunting (it's easier to do than to describe) have your butcher do it for you.

Nutrition Facts

680 calories; protein 86.3g 173% DV; carbohydrates 12.7g 4% DV; fat 29.7g 46% DV; cholesterol 234.6mg 78% DV; sodium 299.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This had such a great flavor. And it was pretty easy to make. I used a boneless turkey breast to start with. And I added some sauted onions to my stuffing (for my husband). The raisins and apples add so much flavor to the stuffing. The turkey was very moist and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
This had such a great flavor. And it was pretty easy to make. I used a boneless turkey breast to start with. And I added some sauted onions to my stuffing (for my husband). The raisins and apples add so much flavor to the stuffing. The turkey was very moist and delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for this past Christmas and it was PERFECT! I followed the recipe to a tee and our guests commented that I should open a restaurant. So tender juicy and flavorful! I purchased my turkey breast from a local Whole Foods butcher dept and the young man grabbed a fresh turkey and deboned it perfectly for me! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this dish the first time for Christmas 2010 - and everyone loved it!! I subsituted chicken stock low sodium for the water and added a little more spice and it turned out perfectly!! Will be making again for Christmas 2011!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a great dish im always looking for something different.i was diagnosed type II diabetic this year and finding good tasting meals is sometimes difficult Read More
Rating: 5 stars
For this year's Thanksgiving I decided to make turkey roulade since I wasn't expecting a large crowd and none of us are huge fans of the traditional roasted turkey anyway. The stuffing I made was a bit different from the one described here - mine was all savory without cranberries or raisins. It was made with stuffing turkey sausage sauteed onions with garlic poultry herbs and celery. I know that this is a bit of a deviation from the stuffing described in the recipe but I can assure you that the fundamentals are the same and the result was INCREDIBLE. The whole point of stuffing is to adjust it to your liking isn't it? As long as you keep the technique the same you can't go wrong. All my guests (as well as my husband and myself) were pleasantly surprised by how well it came out. Not to mention that it looked incredibly impressive. I will absolutely be making this recipe again and it deserves to be made a lot more frequently than just once a year for Thanksgiving! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy and delicious!!! I love it. It has become our official turkey recipe when we don t have many invitees. We used dried cranberries instead of raisins and it s also great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
You can cut the breast thinner just overlap pieces.Its a great dish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I wrote this recipe and I still pretty much make it the same but now I add pinenuts (3T) to the stuffing. Enjoy! Read More