Bourbon Buttered Apple Slices for Roasted Turkey

Move over cranberries. Break tradition and serve your turkey with this delicious blend of apples and spices.



20 minutes


12 to 14




  • ½ cup Challenge Unsalted Butter, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons shallots, chopped
  • 4 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons bourbon or apple cider
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1

    Heat ¼ cup butter in large skillet; add shallots, cook uncovered over medium heat for 5 min.

  • 2

    Add apples, maple syrup and bourbon, simmer uncovered 3 min. Add cider and boil over medium-high heat until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  • 3

    Reduce heat and stir in remaining butter one tablespoon at a time. Stir in sage, nutmeg and cloves. Serve warm with turkey.


  • !

    We recommend serving it with the Herb Butter Roasted Turkey recipe.

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