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Lavender Honey Turkey

Cashmere & Cocktails
This simple Lavender Honey Turkey recipe is flavoured with fresh herbs, dried lavender buds, and sweet honey. It's the perfect turkey recipe to serve at your next gathering!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 14 people
Calories 340 kcal


  • 1 meat thermometer
  • 1 roasting rack
  • 1 roasting pan


  • 1 Turkey Whole, 20-22lbs
  • ½ teaspoon Salt and Pepper To taste
  • 3 teaspoon Lavender Dried
  • 2 tablespoon Thyme Fresh
  • 2 tablespoon Rosemary Fresh
  • ¾ cup Honey
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Garlic cloves Minced
  • 1 cup White wine Dry


  • Preheat oven to 450°F and set the oven rack to the lowest shelf. Season the turkey with salt and pepper, then transfer to the oven for 30 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, combine lavender, fresh herbs, honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic and white wine. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer 2-3 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Pour ¼ of the lavender mixture over the turkey. Add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan. Reduce the oven to 350°F and transfer the turkey back into the oven.
  • Continue cooking, basting every 40 minutes with additional lavender mixture until it reaches an internal temperature of 170°F.
  • Add an additional 1-2 cups of water to the botton of the roasting pan halfway through cooking if needed.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and tent the turkey loosely with foil. Allow to rest 20-30 minutes.
  • Carve the turkey and serve. Enjoy!


Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 40gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 163IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
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