Cynthia’s Holiday Kitchen: Braised turkey wings with apple cranberry gravy

Published: Dec. 16, 2022 at 5:05 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Not everyone wants to slave away in the kitchen with a 20-pound turkey, but you can still make a good impression on your holiday guests.

Try these braised turkey wings with apple cranberry gravy.


  • 5 OR 6 Turkey Wings
  • Salt, Black Pepper, Red Pepper
  • Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ Cup Cognac
  • ½ Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped Oregano leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped Thyme leaves


  • Coat turkey wings with seasonings.
  • Heat oil and brown turkey wings on both sides.
  • Set wings aside. In that same pan, using the same oil, saute the diced apples and cranberries. Cook about 4 minutes.
  • Now stir in the minced garlic and onions. Cook another 5 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup of cognac to the skillet, stirring up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Add ½ cup of chicken broth, thyme and oregano.
  • Return turkey wings to the skillet. Reduce heat. Cover and cook on a low fire till juicy & tender. (Usually about an hour cooking time)
  • Serve over rice or mashed potatoes and be sure to scoop up the wonderful gravy!