Apple-Sage Glazed Leftover Turkey with Grilled Apples

Although not very traditional, grilling turkey is the best way of cooking it, even leftover recipes also comes out flavorful every time! The turkey drippings may be used to prepare a gravy by placing a metal pan under the turkey inside the roasting pan. But this one I find a bit different. Grilled apples enhance the taste of a day-old turkey leftover.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more for brushing on the turkey
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped, plus 2 peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Your leftover turkey


Preheat the grill to medium-high. Heat oil in a medium saucepan on the grates of the grill or on a burner. Add the onion and cook until translucent.  Add the serrano chile and cook for 1 minute. Add the vinegar and sugar and cook until the sugar has melted. Stir in the chopped apples and cook until the apples are soft and the mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Place the apple mixture in a food processor and add the sage. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool.

Place your leftover turkey pieces on a baking pan and brush with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill the turkey on all sides until golden brown. Reduce the heat of the grill to medium. Cook turkey for about 25 minutes. Begin brushing the entire turkey with the apple glaze during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Remove from the grill and brush with more of the glaze. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Grill the sliced apples for 2 to 3 minutes on each side and serve with your glazed leftover turkey pieces.



About coruvial

Getting those years of all work is more than inspiring to sit and express everything worth reading for all ages. But you'll see me more often write about health, cooking and the environment. Drop me a line if you have anything you'd like to talk. I'd be more than happy to hear from you. Carolyn

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