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Cranberry Orange Turkey Breast is such a great, easy and delicious alternative to cooking a whole turkey.

Cranberry Orange Turkey Breast

Cranberry Orange Turkey Breast is such a great, easy and delicious alternative to cooking a whole turkey.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Orange Turkey Breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 389kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 turkey breast about 4 lb

Rub Blend:

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 2 cups cranberries fresh
  • 1 14 ounces can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup Lingonberry Jam can be replaced with Apple Jelly
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Add all the "Rub Blend" ingredients to a small bowl and mix to combine. Rub well onto the turkey breast and set aside.
  • Add all the cranberry sauce, lingonberry jam, fresh cranberries and orange zest to a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Combine orange juice with cornstarch in a cup, whisk to combine and stir into the cranberry mixture.
  • Lightly grease a roasting pan that is big enough for the turkey breast. Don't use a very large pan, the breast needs to sit in tightly.
  • Add the seasoned turkey breast to the roasting pan and pour the cranberry sauce around the it. Don't pour much on top of the breast, as you want it to roast nicely without burning.
  • Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature of the turkey breast is at 165 F degrees.
  • Remove the roasting pan from the oven, cover with aluminum foil and let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing the turkey.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and extra orange zest before serving.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 33.8mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.4mg