Recipe for Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Bacon

The holiday season is now just a few days away, and families and friends across America will be coming together for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These seasonal gatherings are often centered around a large communal meal headlined by a turkey. Other meats such as pork are occasionally served as a side dish, and traditional fruit such as cranberries often feature heavily. This is a recipe that makes use of all three of these foods, and should make anyone who cooks it for their family feast very popular:


4 turkey steaks.
12 slices of streaky bacon.

For the Cranberry Sauce:

12 oz of fresh cranberries, washed.
1 cup of maple syrup.
1 cup of cranberry juice.
Grated zest of one medium orange.


To make the Cranberry Sauce

Mix the berries, maple syrup, cranberry juice and orange zest together in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil, then cook on a medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Remove any foam from the surface of the pan.

Cool and refrigerate until serving time.

For the Turkey

Heat the oven to 370F.

Take each steak and beat a small amount to make each steak so they are about half an inch thick

Spread the cranberry sauce to cover 1 side of the meat

Roll the turkey up, keeping the cranberry sauce inside

Wrap the rolled turkey in the streaky bacon. Hold with cocktails sticks if required

Cook for about 20 minutes or until the turkey is thoroughly cooked.


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Fiona Dutton is part of the team behind popular websites including <a href="">Turkey Recipes</a>, <a href="">Cranberry Recipes</a> and <a href="">Thanksgiving Recipes</a>. Fiona is an expert content writer, and currently works for website developement company <a href="">Starsol</a> Ltd.