Great Tastes of Manitoba

Apple Caramelized Onion Glazed Turkey Drumsticks

1 hour & 40 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 1 hour & 30 minutes | Servings: 4


  • 4 Granny’s Turkey Drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Peak of the Market onion, diced
  • 2 Granny Smith or other tart apples, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 oz (60 mL) dark rum
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) homemade or low sodium turkey or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) corn starch mixed with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cold water
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Peak of the Market green onion, finely sliced
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Season drumsticks with salt & pepper and brown in a deep frying pan over medium heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil,
  3. Place drumstick into oven in a roasting pan and cook for 60 minutes.
  4. While the drumsticks are cooking, sauté onion and apple in the frying pan over medium heat with 1 Tbsp of olive oil until golden brown.
  5. Add rum, scraping the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add stock, stir and bring to a simmer.
  7. Add corn starch with water to pan. Continue to simmer, reducing sauce until it just covers the back of a spoon.
  8. Add green onion and season sauce, to tastes, with salt and pepper. Remove sauce from heat and set aside.
  9. When drumsticks are done roasting, place them in a shallow baking dish and cover with the sauce, coating them well. Reduce the oven to 325°F (160°C). Loosely cover the baking dish with foil and cook turkey in the sauce for an additional 30 minutes.

Recipe courtesy Chef Jason Wortzman, Granny’s Poultry

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