Apple Maple Turkey Burger

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I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical making this apple maple turkey burger. Sure, I’ve had a few turkey burgers in my time, but I can’t remember any of them. None of them really wowed me to be honest. On the other hand, I can remember lots of the beef burgers I’ve had. A lot of them wowed me. I was pretty sure this wasn’t going to be a very memorable burger either. And I was wrong. Very wrong. I was wowed!

Apple Maple Turkey Burger

One Delicious Burger

The apple sauce and maple syrup really make this apple maple turkey burger (inspired by a recipe from Sandra Lee) fantastic. It is moist and tender and oh so flavorful. It is topped with apple wood-smoked  burger and a great sauce that I am going to use on regular beef burgers too.  So much so that I made these twice in two days.

I like to use a burger press when I make burgers. It, in combination with some patty papers, enables me to crank out a whole bunch of equally-sized burger patties in no time at all with little cleanup.

Also try my black bean Teriyaki burgers and my Buffalo turkey burgers with blue cheese slaw.

Apple Maple Turkey Burger
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Apple Maple Turkey Burger

I was pretty sure this wasn’t going to be a very memorable burger either. And I was wrong. Very wrong.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers, turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 688kcal


For the sauce

For the burger


  • Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Take 4 of the pieces of bacon and place into a chopper or blender and process until all large pieces are ground.
  • Combine the ground bacon, turkey, applesauce, poultry seasoning, syrup, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Use your hands to get it mixed well. Form into 4 equally sized patties.
  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking.
  • Brush one side of the patties with olive oil and place over direct heat. Brush tops with oil.
  • Grill until lightly charred. Flip and grill another 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove to indirect heat and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 170 F.
  • Lightly toast the buns.
  • Serve patties on toasted buns slathered with the sauce, topped with your favorite toppings and the remaining bacon slices.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1134mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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