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Winter Fruit Glazed Turkey

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Turkey, the all American Bird.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
15 Servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

TURKEY PREP

1
(12 lb.) whole turkey, fresh or frozen, thawed
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 large
orange, cut in eight wedges, seeds removed

WINTER FRUIT GLAZE

1/4 c
red currant jelly
2 Tbsp
orange marmalade
1/2 tsp
anise seeds, ground coarse by mortar & pestle or a coffee grinder

Step-By-Step

1Turkey Prep:
Remove giblets and neck from turkey; reserve for gravy. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.

Sprinkle salt and pepper in the cavities of the bird. Place orange wedges in both body and neck cavities.

Fold neck skin and fasten to the back with skewers. Fold the wings under the back of the turkey. Return legs to tucked position.
2Fruit Glaze:
In 1-cup microwave-safe glass container combine jelly, marmalade and anise seeds. Cook in microwave at HIGH (100% power) 30 to 45 seconds or until melted.

Brush glaze over turkey during last 20 minutes of roasting time.
3Roasting:
Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a large shallow (no more than 2-1/2" deep) roasting pan. Insert an oven-safe thermometer into thickest part of the thigh, being careful it does not touch the bone.
4Roast turkey in a preheated 325 degree F. oven about 3-1/2 hours (total roasting time) basting with pan juices. During the last 20 minutes of roasting time, baste the bird with Winter Fruit Glaze. Continue to roast until the thermometer registers 175-180 degrees F in the thigh and 165-170 degrees F in the breast.
5Remove turkey from the oven and allow the bird to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Place on a warm large platter and garnish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American