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Turkey with Orange-Honey Glaze

 Turkey with Orange-Honey Glaze
A tangy, fresh-tasting glaze over a golden roasted turkey makes for a memorable holiday main dish. We savor the juicy slices topped with the rich gravy. -Zita Wilensky, North Miami, Florida
16-18 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 6 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • 1 turkey (18 to 20 pounds)
  • 1 small orange, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • Pinch ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper and thyme; mix well.
  • Rub 2 teaspoons inside the turkey; set remainder aside. Place orange
  • inside turkey. Skewer openings and tie drumsticks together. Place on
  • a rack in a roasting pan. Combine remaining sage mixture with
  • butter; brush over turkey. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 5-1/2
  • hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting every 30
  • minutes. When the turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil.
  • In a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until slightly
  • thickened, stirring occasionally. Brush over turkey. Continue to
  • bake, uncovered, 30 minutes to 1 hour longer or until thermometer

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Turkey with Orange-Honey Glaze (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • reads 185°, brushing with the glaze occasionally. Remove from
  • the oven; cover and let stand 20 minutes before carving. Thicken pan
  • juices for gravy if desired. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 572 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 252 mg cholesterol, 464 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 72 g protein.