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Apple-wood Smoked Turketta with Bacon Apple Gravy

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

Recipe developed in partnership with Pit Boss

  • Step 1

    Fill smoker box with Apple-wood pellets. Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  • Step 2

    Place 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 3

    While the Turketta is cooking prepare the Bacon Apple Gravy.
  • Step 4

    Cut 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 5

    5. Add the flour and herbs and cook for two additional minutes.
  • Step 6

    Add 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 7

    Continue 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 8

    Allow 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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