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Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours + standing

Makes

24 servings

I prepare turkey with a taste of Canada in mind. The sweet maple flavor comes through even in the breast meat. You may start to notice it's caramelized color after about 2 hours. That's when I cover it loosely with foil while it finishes cooking. The meat will stay tender and juicy. —Suzanne Anctil, West Vancouver, British Columbia
Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place turkey on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Tuck wings under turkey; tie drumsticks together. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, cranberry sauce and walnuts. Pour over turkey.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170° to 175°, basting occasionally with pan drippings, 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey: 320 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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