Total Time
2hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is from Cooking Light. Ground turkey & Granny Smith Apples combine for a wonderful filling for cabbage rolls -- topped with a sweet & savory sauce. This is my husband's favorite dish & I usually double the sauce for him. Don't let the length of the recipe scare you -- they're worth the effort!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Core cabbage, place in microwave safe dish, add 2 tablespoons water, loosely cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at high for 9 minutes, rotating baking dish a half-turn after 5 minutse. Cover dish & let stand 15 minutes. Discard any tough dark green leaves. Remove 8 light-colored cabbage leaves. Cut off raised portion of the main vein of each leaf & set leaves aside. Finely chop enough remaining cabbage to measure 1/2 cup & set aside. Coarsely chop remaining cabbage & arrange in bottom of baking dish coated w/cooking spray. Top w/slivered onion.
  2. Bring 1 cup water to boil in small saucepan. Add rice, reduce heat to medium-low & cook 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage, rice, apple & next 7 ingredients (apple through egg). Crumble turkey over mixture & stir until blended. Place about 1/2 cup turkey mixture in center of each cabbage leaf. Fold in edges & roll up; place rolls on top of coarsely chopped cabbage. Cut several 1/4" deep slits across top of each roll. Pour 1/4 cup water over rolls. Cover with foil & bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  5. To prepare basting glaze, cook bacon in small saucepan over medium heat until lightly browned. Remove from heat & drain bacon (discard drippings). Return bacon to pan; stir in corn syrup and remaining ingredients. Uncover cabbage rolls, spoon 1/3 basting glaze over rolls. Bake uncovered 1 hour, basting w/glaze every 20 minutes.

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