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Cranberry Turkey Jerky

This Cranberry Turkey Jerky will have you craving your Mom's homemade Thanksgiving Dinner! 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Turkey Jerky, Jerky, Turkey Jerky
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 5
Calories 243 kcal
Author Will


Lean Turkey Breast


  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 10 juniper berries crushed into very small pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp curing salt Optional


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag and mix well.
  2. Trim all visible fat from the turkey breast and slice ΒΌ" strips with the grain
  3. Add sliced turkey breast to the mixture in the ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 8-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 300F.
  6. Place turkey strips on a baking rack on top of a aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the strips reach an internal temperature of 165F.
  8. Remove from the oven and dry with you favorite jerky making method. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator and dried for 4 hours at 145F.
  9. The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Turkey Jerky
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.