Juicy Air Fryer Turkey Breast with Maple Butter

National Turkey Federation, www.eatturkey.org


1/4 c. butter, softened

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tbsp. minced fresh rosemary

1 tbsp. minced fresh thyme

3-4 lb. bone-in turkey breast

2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pat turkey breast skin dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, mash together butter, garlic, maple syrup, rosemary and thyme. Using your fingers to get under the turkey breast skin, place the butter mixture under the skin. (Do this completely so that the butter doesn’t melt out.) Spray skin with olive oil; season with 1 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. of pepper. Place skin-side down in the air fryer. Spray bone-side with olive oil, and season with remaining 1 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cook for 20 minutes. Flip over turkey breast and cook for another 20-30 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. (A 3 lb. breast will take 45 minutes and a 4 lb. breast will take the upper side of 60 minutes.) Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serves 8.

Quick Pumpkin Bread or Muffins

Evelyn George, Jasper County


1 c. brown sugar

1-1/2 c. white sugar

1 c. canola oil

4 eggs

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1-1/3 c. whole wheat flour

2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 c. pumpkin

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together white and brown sugar, oil and eggs. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and add to liquid mixture and mix well. Add pumpkin, and mix well. Bake muffins (3 dozen) for 20 to 22 minutes, 60 to 65 minutes for two 9x5-inch loaves or 35 to 40 minutes for four 6x3-inch loaves. Remove from pan and cool.  

Sweet Potato Praline Bake

Fareway, www.fareway.com


1/4 c. finely chopped pecans

1 tbsp. light brown sugar

2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed

1/4 c. pumpkin pie spread or butter 

1/4 c. egg whites

2 tbsp. flour

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine pecans with brown sugar in a small bowl; set aside. Beat sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie spread, egg whites and flour in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spoon into ungreased 1-1/2 quart casserole; sprinkle with pecan mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbling. Servings 8.

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