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Turkey cutlets with fall apples and sage cream sauce

Updated: Jun 19

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It might be the crisp air, all shades of yellow, red and orange leaves, falling slowly exposing the deep brown woodsy branches. Or it might be the shorter days that bring us home sooner and longing for a cozy dinner together. Or it might be the idea of starting something new. With season changes comes a new lineup of fruits and veggies, and meals that require simmering or braising on the stovetop or in the oven a little longer perfuming the whole home with cozy smells and anticipation to eat. Fall meals are some of my favorites to prepare and eat. They are full of hearty flavors and delicious harvest fruits and veggies. Meals like roasted chicken, braised cuts of meat, bubbling pots of chilis and soups, apples, pies oh and squash, pumpkin and pomegrantes.

Today I have a simple hearty meal that showcases the seasons best ingredients. One that make us feel cozy inside but it doesnt need all day to cook making a great weeknight dinner option. The smell of apples and warm spice is all we are craving, also there are loads of apples in my house we got to use them up you know. This turkey cutlets (or chicken) with fall apples and sage cream sauce cooks in 30 minutes and hits all the autumn cooking notes. Its fast and loaded with fall flavors. The crispy apples add freshness to this dish while the fresh sage adds warm cozy notes. And dont forget about my pickled apples they made for the perfect finish that helps cut through the richness of the cream sauce.

Turkey cutlets with fall apples and sage cream sauce

Prep 20 minutes

Cooktime 20 minutes

Serves 4


  • 1 pound turkey cutlets ( this recipe works well with chicken or pork cutlets as well

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 finely chopped shallot

  • 3 garlic cloves minced

  • 2 firm apples sliced and seeds removed (any variety you like, but look for firm apples like honeycrisp)

  • 1 pickled apple thinly sliced (optional) recipe on my webite

  • 2 tbls olive oil

  • 1 cup cold pressed apple cider (100% no sugar added)

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, divided

  • Juice and zest of one lemon


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tbls of olive oil in a pan. Add the chicken and cook about 3 minutes per side, turning once, until browned on both sides. Chicken will finish cooking in the sauce later. Transfer to a plate.

  • To the same Pan, add the apples, garlic and shallots. Stir together for a minute. Add the sage and mix. Deglaze the pan by adding the cold pressed apple cider. scrape all the browned bits at the bottom. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices from the chicken back into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium stir in the cream, and 1 tbls of fresh sage. Taste and adjust your seasoning of salt and pepper; simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add in lemon juice and zest to brighten up the flavors stir to combine.

  • Serve the chicken topped with the sauce and Fresh sage and the diced pickled apples to brighten the flavors and cut through the richness of the cream.

  • For my pickled apple recipe

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