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Slow Cooker, Apple Roasted Turkey.

by | Nov 12, 2018 | Christmas or Holidays, Dinner, Lunch, Recipes

This recipe for roast turkey breast (or crown), is absolutely delicious and super easy!! If you need a moist, juicy, no hassle recipe this Christmas, then this is the recipe for you. 

Brining overnight and also using the slow cooker makes the quite dry turkey breast really moist and juicy. This also makes it delicious as leftovers. 

The paprika and oregano rub combine with the subtle sweetness of the apple, to make a perfectly balanced flavour combination that pairs perfectly with turkey and the vegetable sides. 


  • 2 Litres of cloudy (unfiltered) pressed apple juice (Preferably organic, preferably in a glass bottle).
  • 1/2 cup of sea salt (I use Maldon)
  • 3-6 Kilo organic turkey crown
  • 1 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Sprigs of fresh Rosemary
  • Optional additions: butter, onion, garlic, chilli flakes. 


First, set aside 1 cup of apple juice from the 2 Litres.

Then pour the remaining juice and the salt into the bowl of the slow cooker. Stir until the salt is dissolved.

Submerge the turkey crown in the apple brine, and place this in the fridge overnight. 

The following morning, rinse and pat dry the turkey. Discard the brine. Rinse the bowl and dry. 

Combine the smoked paprika, oregano and black pepper in a small bowl, and rub into the exterior of the turkey. (If you’re using butter, then add it under the skin of the turkey before rubbing)

Place the turkey into the slow cooker, pour in the saved 1 cup of apple juice (plus chopped onion and garlic if using) and add 2 large sprigs of fresh rosemary. One on the meat, and one in the juice (sprinkle with chilli flakes if using). 

Cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low heat. Baste the meat from time to time. 

Slice and serve with green beans and gut healing apple sauce, or triple berry cranberry sauce. Plus all the trimmings. 


Keeps in the fridge for several days. 

Serves 6. 

Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist with a specialised interest in the Functional Medicine approach to health. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease. Her passion for the healing power of food, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, and chronic health issues such as ME, auto-immune diseases and fibromyalgia. She also has a passion for working with the growing tide of chronic, lifestyle mediated illness; diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and runs a lifestyle intervention clinic for these issues. Robyn works with patients to nutritionally support their bodies, so that they can heal. She has successfully helped many people around the world improve their health and increase their quality of life. Robyn sees clients in London, Tokyo and New York, and has a virtual practice that allows her to work with people all over the world.

Robyn Puglia

My mission in life is to share my knowledge in order to help people heal. I love to unravel the health stories and the biochemistry to get to the heart of the problem, and to help support nutritional and lifestyle changes that have the ability to transform people’s health. I have seen incredible changes in the health of my clients, and I hope to do the same for you.

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