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Orange-Glazed Turkey

 Orange-Glazed Turkey
I've used this recipe for our Thanksgiving meal for years. Everyone loves the flavor the orange marmalade gives the turkey.
18-20 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 4-1/4 hours


  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried savory
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 turkey (18 to 20 pounds)
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 celery rib, quartered
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, savory and sage. Rub 1
  • tablespoon of seasoning mixture in turkey cavity. Place the pears,
  • onion and celery in turkey cavity; tie drumsticks together. Place,
  • breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine butter and
  • remaining seasoning mixture; brush over turkey. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 325° for 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, combine orange marmalade, orange juice and honey in a
  • saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15
  • minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside and
  • keep warm. When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with a tent of
  • foil. Bake 1 hour longer or until meat thermometer reads 180°,

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Orange-Glazed Turkey (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • brushing occasionally with the orange glaze. Cover and let stand for
  • 15 minutes before carving. Thicken pan juices for gravy if desired.
  • Yield: 18-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 567 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 233 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 65 g protein.
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