2 01/11/2011 life Food

Honey Baked Turkey Breast

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So, every year over the holidays my in-laws go and get a massive honey baked ham from the Honey Baked Ham Company in Atlanta. It looks amazing. Alas, I don’t eat ham… So when I saw a show all about the Honey Baked Ham Company and how they make these beauties, I hunted down an adaptation for Honey Baked Turkey Breast. 

To describe it in a word: unbelievable! The whole family wolfed it down and my kids literally battled over the leftovers the next day.

The sweet, caramelized crunchy exterior with its subtle aroma of cloves and cinnamon was to die for. I know… you need get yourself a butane torch..  but trust me – it was SO worth it!

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Honey Baked Turkey Breast 

Serves: 4


1 fully cooked turkey breast

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 dash ground ginger

1 dash ground allspice


  1. Slice the turkey. You’re going to want to use a sharp knife to cut the it into thin slices. But do not cut all the way through the turkey. Stop about 1/4 inch from the bottom so that the meat holds together. 
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl.
    Lay down a couple sheets of wax paper onto your kitchen counter. Pour the sugar mixture onto wax paper and spread it out evenly. 
  3. Pick up the turkey and roll it over the sugar mixture so that it is well coated. Do not coat the bottom of the turkey, just the pre-sliced sides and top surface. 
  4. Place the turkey on a large plate and use a blowtorch with a medium-size flame to caramelize the sugar. Wave the torch over the sugar with rapid movement, so that the sugar bubbles and browns, but does not burn. 
  5. Repeat the process until the turkey has been well glazed. Serve the turkey cold or reheated.
  • Ali

    I am so angry you made this the day I had my wisdom teeth taken out. That is just a sign of pure, pure evil.

  • Giovanna

    Where’s the honey?!

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