Maple Sweet and Sour Turkey Stew

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Recipe — Maple Sweet and Sour Turkey Stew
Preparation Time:
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 oz butter
  • 3 oz pork lardons
  • 16 Parisian button mushrooms
  • 16 pearl onions
  • 1 1/4 lb turkey breast
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 cleaned chicken livers
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. In large stewpot, melt butter, add lardons, mushrooms and onions.
  2. Add diced turkey and gently brown for 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Pour in red wine, maple syrup and vinegar, season.
  4. Cook in the oven at 190 °C (375 °F) for 10 minutes, then add cranberries and cook for another 45 to 55 minutes.
  5. Strain the cooking sauces, then take 125 ml (1/2 cup) of the sauce and mix with the chicken livers using a blender. Season sauce once again and pour over the meat before reheating it.
  6. Serve in the pot or on a large serving platter.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.