Apple Cranberry Brie Turkey Burger Sliders

These ridiculously tasty apple cranberry brie turkey burger sliders are topped with seasonal favorites and served up slider-style with fig preserves. SO GOOD!

Apple Cranberry Brie Turkey Burger Sliders

Around here we typically stick to burgers of the veggie variety, but after trying the totally crave-worthy Apple Berry and Brie Turkey burger at The CowFish Burger and Sushi bar here in Raleigh, I’ve been dreaming up an easy peasy copycat.

I’m not sure what prompted me to order it in the first place, since I typically beeline straight for the sushi and fried pickles without hesitation. Alas, as I perused the menu this particular day, the little voice inside my belly squealed “I want it! I need it! Oh baby, oh baby!

Yes my stomach quotes movies, doesn’t yours?

I’ll have the turkey burger” popped out of my mouth before I could give it a second thought. I quickly added “and a sushi roll too!” I’m not one to be within the vicinity of sushi and not partake in it’s deliciousness. I assumed I would pawn half of my burger on Paul and keep the roll to myself but after the first bite of that apple berry brie insanity I knew anihilation was imminent. I barely came up for air, it all happened so fast.

Apple Cranberry Brie Turkey Burger Sliders

I know I’m overly confident in my meals, but you guys know I’m not one to steer you wrong when I say these are even better than the original! I think they were basically destined to be mini, because how else could you get all of those glorious flavors into each bite!? Inconceivable! No one’s mouth is that big, they MUST be mini! Skipping ultra lean turkey in favor of 93% yielded a deliciously juicy burger while the crisp fuji apple, buttery brie, tart cranberry sauce and oh-so-sweet fig preserves took this baby to cloud 9.

So. Much. Yum.

These tasty turkey burgers  are topped with apples, cranberry, and brie, then served up slider-style with fig preserves. SO GOOD!
5 from 3 votes

Apple Cranberry Brie Turkey Burger Sliders

These ridiculously tasty apple cranberry brie turkey burger sliders are topped with seasonal favorites and served up slider-style with fig preserves. SO GOOD!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Turkey Burger Sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 sliders
Calories 379 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 1/2 lb ground turkey (93% for best results)
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP oil for the pan
  • 4 small whole grain seeded rolls or buns
  • a handful of fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 small Fuji apple cut into thin stackable slices
  • 4 oz brie cheese sliced
  • 3-4 TBSP leftover cranberry sauce
  • 3-4 TBSP fig preserves


  1. Pre-heat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine ground turkey, panko, olive oil, garlic power, and salt and pepper [to taste] in a bowl.
  3. Gently mix with your fingers until just barely incorporated. Overmixing can toughen burgers.
  4. Divide into four portions and gently form each into a slider-sized patty.
  5. Heat skillet with around 1/2-1 TBSP of olive oil to medium high heat. Our burner was set to 7.
  6. Cook burgers for 2.5 minutes on each side and remove from heat.
  7. While the burgers are cooking, slice your buns in half [if not already sliced] and brush with butter or oil [optional!] and lightly toast them atop a baking sheet. Since I like my brie melty, I added a thick wedge of brie to the top of each bun, and lightly rubbed the bottom bun with olive oil. They'll be done right around the same time as the burgers, all they need is a few minutes and you're good to go! You can also leave your brie room temperature if you'd prefer to avoid the melty glorious mess that baked brie is known for. I always go melty.
  8. To assemble, spread each bottom bun with cranberry sauce, thenslap a small pile of spinach on top.
  9. Next add your turkey burger, and spread it with fig preserves.
  10. Top with your melty brie top bun and feel free to toss in a toothpick to prevent toppling [blogger trick!]
  11. Dig in!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cranberry Brie Turkey Burger Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 247mg11%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 871IU17%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did I mention these are ridiculously easy to make?

Since I had hoarded leftover cranberry sauce from thanksgiving (after all, I had a slow cooker full of it! YUM!) I didn’t even need to make a sauce. The result was a quick and easy burger that only looks like it took an hour to craft instead of delightfully reining supreme in the done-in-under-20 club. Heck yes!

They’re so speedy you can whip them up for lunch, sling some sliders for dinner, or party it up at a potluck. Whatever you do, just make them!

And to all my lovely vegan and vegetarian readers who are for some reason still reading this and giving me the pouty lip in the process, choose one of the yummy veggie burgers from below to stuff your face with. Mwah!

Vegetarian? Let’s get our veggie burger on!

I can’t wait for y’all to try these apple cranberry brie turkey burger sliders! Leave me a comment letting me know or tag me on social media! xooooo

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  • Maria

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I am drooling over the buns! What kind are they are where did you get them??? Thanks!

    • Hey Maria! They’re seeded rolls from Whole Foods! I also see similar ones at The Fresh Market and our local bakery from time to time. xoxo

  • Jo

    5 stars
    This was awesome!!!! So moist and delicious. The apple and cheddar cheese with the cranberry sauce yummmmm will definitely make again

    • Ahhhh yay! So so happy to hear it Jo, thank you!

  • Madi

    5 stars
    OMG yum! I am a huge fan of literally everything in these sliders! I’m definitely trying these ASAP!

  • Marsha

    5 stars
    That’s one juicy, delicious looking burger!

  • What a great flavor combination! I will have to try this!!

  • This burger looks fantastic!! No. Words. 😉

  • I’m a veggie lover and I still read this post the entire way through because my god, those buns. The things I want to do to them. It’s not decent. Also, the combination of brie (swoon) apple and berry makes my stomach quote songs…granted they are ones where I make up the lyrics but let me just say, it rocks.

  • Holy yummmm! We make a wrap at the cafe with apples and the sweet crunch is delightful!

  • There is NO reason for vegans to pout. I’m pretty sure these toppings would be AMAZING on a sweet potato burger with minimal spices. Kind of like a sweet burger? There’s always a way around things!!! The title of this blog has sung angelic hymns to me from Bloglovin’.

    • Jenn

      Gaahhhhh thank you Laur! =) I’m team sweet potato burger all the way! <3 Happy to have you here!

  • So totally did another look at this (I may or may not have been hungover when I first did this morning) and dude… This looks awesome. You really critique yourself too much. I promise im not being bias because it’s meat. 😉

    • Jenn

      lol thanks Arman 🙂

  • Seriously, Jenn – these burgers look out of this world!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Melanie!!! <3

  • Great photos, Jenn! Also, burger / sushi bar. NEED TO FIND!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Julie – You’ve GOT to hunt one down! They’re starting to expand and they even put one in Downtown Disney! Whoo!

  • Cowfish is one of our favorite spots. If you haven’t tried their veggie burger I highly recommend it. I will have to give this burger a try next time

    • Jenn

      Ooh thanks Allie! I was dying to try that too – I’ll order it next visit thanks!

  • Love the sweet and savoury combo! I’ll have to give these a try!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Taca!

  • Shannon

    What kind of apple did you use? I can’t find it in the recipe. Looks amazing though!

    • Jenn

      Fuji! They’re one of my favorites! Honey crisp would work nice too!

  • This is my kind of burger! Love all the flavors!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Jessica – you’ve got to try it! It seriously had me swooning

  • Ana

    This looks like all sorts of delicious!!!

    • Jenn

      Danke darling!

  • You just made all of my burger dreams come true. Seriously, gal, I’m speechless!

    • Jenn

      bahahaha! Best comment of the day! Love ya girly!

  • I bet these little dudes are a flavor explosion in your mouth! Wow!

    • Jenn

      They’re so. flipping. good. Thanks Debbie 😉

  • oh my. ummmm i’ll take 100 please! 🙂 they look gorg, just like your face!

    • Jenn

      ahaha thanks Ashley! Mwah!

  • These look crazy good!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Pam! =)

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