Apple-wood Smoked Turketta with Bacon Apple Gravy
- 6 Servings
- 20 mins Prep Time
- 4 hrs Total Time
- 1 package Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast ‘Turketta’
- Olive oil or melted butter (for basting)
- 8 slices bacon
- ½ cup yellow onions, ¼ diced
- 1 garlic clove, fine mince
- 1 granny smith apple- peeled, cored, 1/4” diced
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 quart chicken stock or roasted turkey stock
- 1 tsp. ground sage
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- Salt & pepper to taste
Step 1Fill smoker box with Apple-wood pellets. Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
Step 2Place the Turketta, Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast on the smoker. Approximately every 30 minutes, baste the turkey breast with the olive oil or melted butter.
Step 3While the Turketta is cooking prepare the Bacon Apple Gravy.
Step 4Cut bacon into 1/8” to ¼ “ slices, add to a small sauce pot. Cook over medium heat until bacon begins to crisp, approximately 5- 7 minutes. Add onions, garlic and diced apple. Cook until the onions and apples begin to soften (5 minutes).
Step 55. Add the flour and herbs and cook for two additional minutes.
Step 6Add chicken stock or smoked turkey stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for 20 minutes, allowing the gravy to thicken. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Step 7Continue to baste every 30 minutes until the turkey breast reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165°F (approximately 3 ½ hours), making sure to insert the thermometer in the thickest portion of the breast.
Step 8Allow the turkey breast to rest for 10 minutes prior to slicing. Slice and place on a platter and serve immediately with the Bacon Apple Gravy.
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