Shopping for this quick and easy to make recipe is a breeze! The ½ turkey breast (bone-in) is always in the turkey section wrapped. Just look for a hefty one, nice and plump as opposed to the scrawny ones. I get a good 3-plus pounder so I can easily serve 4-6 hungry people and possibly have a little left over for the next day. These elegant purple potatoes are just wonderful to look at and are so darn tasty. They are not quite like a sweet potato or yam, yet are a little bit drier with an intensified flavor and slightly nutty too. Enjoy!
- ½ turkey breast, bone-in (approx. 3 pounds)
- 2–3 purple sweet potatoes
- 2 medium sized white onions
- 1 cup small organic Calimyrna figs (or black figs if you wish)
- ½ cup dried sugar-free Bing cherries
- ½ cup dried sugar-free cranberries (sweetened with fruit juice is the best if you can get them)
- 1 tablespoon each of salt, fresh ground pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley flakes, thyme, sage and paprika
- 1/3 cup water
- Wash and dry your breast.
- Do not mix the seasonings and herbs.
- Cut your sweet potatoes into large 2-3 inch hunks and set aside.
- Slice your onions so you have “circles” and set aside.
- Measure out your dried fruits so they are all nice and ready to sprinkle on your bird as the last step.
- Pour 1/3 cup of water in the bottom of the crock pot.
- Sprinkle the entire bird liberally with the salt, freshly ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley flakes, thyme, sage and paprika.
- Place ¼ of the onions, and ¼ of the dried fruits on the bottom of the crock in the water.
- Add your breast (seasoned on all sides).
- Add onions and potatoes and pack them all in there with no rhyme or reason.
- Sprinkle the remaining figs, then cherries and cranberries.
- Add more cracked pepper and salt if you wish.
- Cover with lid and ensure it is closely snug. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
- Remove and serve on a large platter. Place all your items on the platter as you desire to make the most beautiful center piece you could ever imagine.
- Take the liquid in the crock and place into a small gravy boat OR serve on top of everyone’s portion as a host offering.