By November 22, 2016

Apple and Cranberry Turkey Meatballs


November 22, 2016

Enjoy these festive meatballs with a fruity kick!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 24-28 Meatballs


1Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 102C. Place an ovenproof baking rack on top of a large, rimmed baking sheet, then lightly coat with cooking spray. Set aside.

2In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, breadcrumbs, olive oil, egg, apple, sage, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. With your hands or two forks, lightly mix to combine, being careful not to compact the meat.

3Roll the mixture into balls, using a small scoop to help portion as desired. Arrange the meatballs on top of the prepared baking rack.

4Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes, just until cooked through.

5Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: In a saucepan large enough to hold the meatballs, combine the cranberries, applesauce, maple syrup, orange zest, and orange juice. Heat over medium to warm through.

6Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce, then spoon the sauce over gently to coat. Garnish with fresh parsley as desired and serve.


For the Meatballs:

450 g Lean ground turkey.

55 g Bread crumbs.

1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil.

1 Large egg, lightly beaten.

1 Keelings apple, shredded.

1 1/2 tbsp Finely chopped sage.

1 tsp Garlic powder.

1 tsp Onion powder.

3/4 tsp Salt.

1/2 tsp Black pepper.

Chopped fresh parsley, optional for garnish.

For the Cranberry Sauce:

275 g Whole berry cranberry sauce.

70 g unsweetened applesauce.

2 tbsp Maple syrup.

1 tbsp Orange juice.

Zest of 1 orange.


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