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maple-glazed roasted turkey

Recipe details:

maple-glazed roasted turkey

what you need

  • 1 (14 to 15 pound) whole turkey
  • 1 (8 ounce) package peeled pearl onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

here's how

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place turkey on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  3. Tie legs together and tuck wings under body.
  4. Scatter neck and giblets around turkey, along with onions and 1 cup water.
  5. Brush turkey with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle poultry seasoning, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper inside the cavity and all over bird.
  7. Roast, basting with pan juices and adding 1/4 cup water to pan every hour, for 2 1/2 hours.
  8. In a small bowl, mix syrup, soy sauce and ginger; brush half over turkey. Continue roasting until a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 175°F, about 15 minutes longer.
  9. Transfer turkey and onions to a serving platter and let stand 10 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, pour pan juices into a fat separator.
  11. Pour juices back into roasting pan; discard fat.
  12. Bring juices to a boil over high heat and stir in remaining maple mixture.
  13. Simmer, scraping up browned bits from pan, until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  14. Serve the maple jus with turkey.