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Roasted Tofurky with Cherry and Onion Sauce

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Tofurky, a mock turkey roast that is vegan as well as vegetarian, has been gaining in popularity as the centerpiece of a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal. Here's one way to spruce up your Tofurky with a flavorful sauce for your vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving guests with a wintery cherry sauce. Recipe courtesy of Turtle Island Foods. See also: More Tofurky Recipes.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced very thin
  • 1 cup dried sour cherries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 Tofurky roast


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onion, cherries, brown sugar and vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in mustard and apple cider, and simmer for two more minutes.

Place Tofurky roast on sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil, and spread with the onion mixture. Wrap roast snugly with the foil. Place in roasting pan, and place on center rack of oven.

Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover roast for last 10 minutes of baking. Slice roast, and serve with some of the pan juices spooned over it.

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 5 out of 5
My favorite glaze -- everyone loves it!, Guest CP

I make this every year around Thanksgiving. It really is outstanding. When I bring it to a potluck, everyone raves about it and asks for the recipe. The roast comes out moist and the glaze is full of complex flavor, both sweet and savory, which goes perfectly with the flavor of the roast and stuffing inside. I bet it would be great on something else, too, like tofu or tempeh. You can use the Tofurky mushroom gravy that comes with the roast for something else, like mashed potatoes.

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