This Apple Honey Glazed Turkey is packed full of flavours with the help of fresh herbs, dried apple cider, and sweet honey. It's a great dish to serve at your next holiday dinner!
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A Large Bird for Every Occasion
The wonderful thing about cooking a whole turkey is how incredibly versatile it is. Thanksgiving turkey? Christmas bird? Regular old Sunday dinner? Check, check and check. When it comes down to it, this Apple Honey Glazed Turkey is a great recipe for any occasion.
Let's Get Basting
In addition to being super tasty, this recipe is also easy to pull together. It comes with a list of less than ten ingredients, most of which you may already have on hand. It truly allows for the turkey and seasonal flavours shine. The use of apple cider, fresh sage leaves and honey creates a glaze fit for any gathering!
When it comes to cooking turkey, don't be a hero: use a meat thermometer. The general rule is to cook it 13 minutes for every pound of turkey, but the safest and easiest way to roast the perfect turkey is by using an intant-read thermometer. It takes all of the guess work out of roasting, and avoids undercooking or overcooking the protein. So stick that prob into the thickest part of the breast, the thickest part of the thigh and the innermost part of the wing.
Much like the ingredients, this recipe requires very little kitchen tools.
- Large roasting pan
- Small bowl
- Kitchen twine
- Meat thermometer
- Aluminum foil
- Serving platter
- Cutting board
I wasn't kidding when I said that this Apple Honey Glazed Turkey has a short list of ingredients. Keeping the grocery list small is always a bonus!
- Fresh Sage
- White Wine Vinegar
- Apple Cider
- Ground Cinnamon
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Whole Turkey
Roast Turkey For Many Meals
If you aren't already sold on turkey dinners, let me lay it out for you; cooking an entire turkey is a great time and money saver. One large bird can be repurposed into 3 or 4 meals with the right planning. From soup, sandwiches, pasta and more, choosing turkey is the perfect option when it comes to leftovers.
Turkey is honestly such an awesome economical option once you realize how far one whole bird can go!
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Apple Honey Glazed Turkey
- ½ cup butter, salted
- 8 sage leaves, fresh
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2 cups apple cider
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 20-22 lbs turkey
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and set the oven rack to the lowest shelf.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine butter and sage leaves. Transfer the saucepan to the stovetop and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Discard sage leaves.
- Add the honey, white wine vinegar, apple cider and cinnamon to the sage butter. Whisk and transfer back to the stovetop. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan.
- Place the turkey in the roasting pan. Pour half of the apple honey glaze onto the turkey. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer the turkey to the oven, basting every 60 minutes with additional apple honey glaze mixture until it reaches an internal temperature of 170°F.
- Add an additional 1-2 cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan halfway through cooking.
- Remove the turkey from the oven and tent the turkey loosely with foil. Allow to rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Carve the turkey and serve. Enjoy!
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