Turkey Apple Burgers
Recipe from Panera Bread®

How do you keep turkey burgers moist? Add moisture! Apple butter is the secret ingredient here, adding moisture and deep flavor.

Turkey Apple Burgers

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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  • 9   
    thin slices from a loaf of Panera Bread Three Cheese Bread
  • 1 1/2  pounds 
    ground turkey
  • 2   tablespoons 
    apple butter
  • 2   tablespoons 
  • 3   tablespoons 
    finely grated onion
  • 1   tablespoon 
    minced fresh parsley
  • 1   teaspoon 
    poultry seasoning
  • 3/4  teaspoon 
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
    cooking spray
Process 1 slice of Panera Bread Three Cheese Bread into fine crumbs in a food processor. Measure out 1/2 cup and set aside.
Heat grill to medium-high heat, about 425 degrees F.
Combine turkey, bread crumbs, apple butter, ketchup, onion, parsley, seasoning, salt, and pepper in small mixing bowl. Using your hands, mix gently, and form into 4 patties no more than 3/4-inch thick. If mixture is loose, form patties on sheets of wax paper to make it easier to transfer them to the grill. Coat burgers with cooking spray.
Brush grill grate and coat with oil. Grill burgers for 8 to 9 minutes, flipping after 5 minutes for medium-done (slightly pink, 150 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer). Add 1 minute per side for medium-well done (160 degrees F).
Toast remaining slices of Panera Bread Three Cheese Bread briefly on grill and serve burgers on the bread with your choice of condiments (we used mayo).

If you don't have apple butter, replace it with applesauce drained in a colander for 15 minutes. For a cheeseburger, melt slices of sharp cheddar on the burgers during the last minute of cooking.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 439, Fat, total (g) 16, chol. (mg) 140, carb. (g) 37, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 37, sodium (mg) 1212, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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