Lighter Cretons recipe

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1 pound ground turkey
1 ½ cups water, divided
1 cup chopped onion
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
⅛ teaspoon sage
⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin (such as Knox ®)

Nutrition Info

75.5 calories
carbohydrate: 1.5 g
cholesterol: 33.5 mg
fat: 3.4 g
fiber: 0.3 g
protein: 9.8 g
saturatedFat: 0.9 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 28.7 mg
sugar: 0.7 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Place ground turkey, 1 cup water, onion, cloves, sage, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring turkey mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes, mashing ingredients occasionally with a spatula while cooking, remove from heat.

  2. Stir gelatin into remaining 1/2 cup water, stir gelatin mixture into turkey mixture. Transfer to a small container, refrigerate until cool, about 1 hour.

Recipe Yield

10 servings

Recipe Note

Cretons are an old French Canadian recipe. It was made with lots of lard and pork. This light version will be a delightful surprise. Spread on your favorite bread or crackers.

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