Cranberry Braised Turkey Wings
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 2Tbsp butter
  • 2Tbsp oil
  • 4 turkey wings2-3 pounds
  • Salt and pepperto taste
  • 1cup Dry Cranberries or ‘Crasins’(soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes) or 1 1/2 cup Fresh Cranberries or 1 cup of canned cranberries, rinsed
  • 1medium onionroughly sliced
  • 1cup shelled Walnuts
  • 1cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice(or prepared juice with no added sugar)
  • 1bunch fresh thyme
  1. In the pre-heated pressure cooker, on high heat without the pressure cooking lid, melt the butter and swirl the olive oil.
  2. Brown the turkey wings on both sides adding salt and pepper to taste. Make sure that the skin side is nicely colored.
  3. Remove the wings briefly from the pressure cooker and add the onion, then on top of that add the wings (pretty browned skin side, pointing up), cranberries, walnuts, a little bundle of Thyme.
  4. Pour the orange juice over the turkey.
  5. Close and lock the pressure cooker. Turn the heat up high and when the pan reaches pressure, lower the heat and count 15-20 minutes cooking time at HIGH pressure.
  6. When time is up, release pressure using the Natural method – move the pressure cooker to a cool burner and do not do anything, wait for the pressure to come down on it’s own (about 10 minutes). If the pressure has not come down in 10 minutes, release the rest of the pressure using the Normal pressure release – push, twist or lift the button or valve to release pressure.
  7. Remove the thyme bundle and carefully remove the wings to a serving dish (they may be so tender they could fall apart). Slide the serving dish under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the wings are sufficiently caramelized.
  8. In the meantime, reduce the cooking liquid to about half.
  9. Pour the reduced liquid, walnuts, onions and cranberries over the wings and serve.
Recipe Notes

Note: Turkey wings can be fully cooked in 20 minutes, while the legs require 30 minutes and boneless turkey breasts only need about 7 minutes. Use the same cut of turkey in this recipe to ensure even cooking!