March 11, 2009

What's For Dinner? Turkey with apples in the Crockpot

"What's for dinner?" That's the question that looms over me all day, at least most days. I have found great peace in my life when I know that dinner is cooking in my crock pot. I like the way the house smells and I can anticipate a delicious stress-free dinner.

This is a recipe that everyone in my family enjoys, which is not always the case around here. My boys and husband ooh and aah with meals where the carbs are flowing but, I don't do well eating that way. Therefore, many nights I prepare two meals or someone eats leftovers. Obviously, having a meal that everyone enjoys brings peace to me.

If you would like more gluten-free dinner ideas please see Linda's blog, The Gluten-Free Homemaker and we welcome you to join in the fun!

Turkey with Apples in the Crock Pot

4 organic apples, peeled, cored and sliced
4 natural turkey breasts cutlets
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1-2 cups water

Place apples in the bottom of the crock pot and lay turkey cutlets on top of the apples and season. Pour in the broth. I like to add more broth for a soupy dish.
Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours or on High for 3-4 hours.
Enjoy your day.

May be served with rice.
I have also made gravy with the broth when it has completed cooking.


1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine
1 tablespoon gluten-free flour
1 cup broth, approximately

In a medium-sized skillet melt the margarine. Whisk in the flour and cook the mixture about 1 minute. Whisk in the broth breaking up any clumps. Bring the mixture to a bubble and season with salt and pepper if you desire. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened.

I'm not the expert on gravy, so if you have any suggestions, hints or recipes I would appreciate you sharing them!


  1. That sounds delicious! I'm going to try it soon.

  2. I love meals from the crockpot. I'll have to try this one. For gravy I use an arrowroot slurry. This is a ration 1-1 of cold water and arrowroot. Mix it together and add it to your pan when it is close to boiling. Keep stirring as it will thicken quickly. Fast and easy and no floury taste or lumps. I like easy.

  3. Simple and yummy, apples lend themselves well to so many dishes.

    Oh-and I hust tried Earth Balance this week, I'm in love!

    Cheryl-The Garlic Press

  4. The crock pot is a sanity saver in my life too.
    Apples and turkey. I've never heard of it, but it looks like it might just work.

  5. I LOVE the crockpot too. Nothing better than coming home after a busy day to a meal that is ready to eat!

  6. Interesting idea. I like crockpot meals that make busy week night dinners easy. Very nice.

  7. That looks very nice Debbie - I love turkey and if it's with a gluten free dish even better!

  8. Mmmm, this looks yummy. After reading your post I realized that I rarely use my crockpot. You have inspired me to start cooking in it again. I love the smells in the house when I use it and it is so lovely to have the main meal already made. All that needs to be done is to throw together a salad and veggie.

    Thanks, -Ali :)

  9. COMPLETELY comfort food! I love it!! I will definitely have to try this! thanks so much for sharing!!


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