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Herb-Glazed Turkey Recipe
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Herb-Glazed Turkey Recipe

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Honey and corn syrup blend with savoy herbs and seasonings to give turkey a slightly sweet flavor. This tried-and-true recipe never fails to win me compliments.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 4 hours + standing
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 4 hours + standing
MAKES: 16-18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

1 pound: 570 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 197mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, trace fiber), 56g protein

Directions

  1. Brush turkey with oil; tie the drumsticks together. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the thyme, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle evenly over turkey. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the honey, corn syrup, butter, rosemary, sage, basil and remaining salt and pepper. Brush over turkey. Bake 2 hours longer or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, basting frequently with pan drippings.
  3. Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Herb-Glazed Turkey in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p120

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer


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NotSoShabbyGirl
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"Absolutely the best for your turkey. I have used this recipe for the past 2 Thanksgivings. Got rave reviews from guests both times. So most and yummy. the juices make the best gravy as well."

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MuzikTG
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

"My sister in law and I cooked this turkey for Thanksgiving. It was very good and moist. My parents liked it so much, I'm making it again for Christmas!

~MuzikTG"

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