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Herb-Glazed Turkey

 Herb-Glazed Turkey
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.
16-18 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 4 hours + standing

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly. Cover and let
  • stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 16-18 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 pound) equals 570 calories, 25 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 197 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 56 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer