Holiday Turkey With Honey Orange Glaze

Holiday Turkey With Honey Orange Glaze

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"The best recipe by far we have ever made for Thanksgiving. The glaze makes the turkey sweet and succulent!"


6 h 45 m servings 582 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 582 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 73.6 g
  • 147%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 221 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium:
  • 430 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Combine sage, salt, and thyme in a small bowl. Rub half of the sage mixture all over the turkey, then place the turkey in a large roasting pan. Set remaining sage mixture aside. Bring butter, orange juice, orange marmalade, honey, and orange sections to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until thickened, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the remaining sage mixture. Brush the turkey with the glaze.
  3. Bake the turkey in the preheated oven for 5 hours and 30 minutes, basting every 30 minutes. Cover turkey lightly with foil and continue baking until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 30 minutes to 1 hour, occasionally brushing with the glaze. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the turkey from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
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  1. 13 Ratings


i have done this with chicken and now turkey...the orange glaze is delicious for basting. i use brine turkey as i like my brine chicken as well...its always juicy when i brine. make sure you t...

I made this for Thanksgiving and my adult sons who always insist that we also have ham cause they don't like turkey loved it.

I used this recipe for our Christmas Turkey yesterday. It did not disappoint! Wonderful flavors, sealed in moisture, beautiful color bird! It was a great hit. The recipe's a keeper! Thank you.

Just made this for Christmas dinner. After spending all day basting the turkey every 30 minutes, I was very disappointed. Had to put foil over turkey 3 hours into cooking as it was browning ve...

I used a 4-lb turkey half breast from Trader Joe's to make this glaze, cutting the recipe into 1/4 of the ingredients to do so. I only used a spoon to glaze the turkey every once in a while, an...

I use this glaze for any bird that goes in the oven! LOve it! If I don't have marmalade I substitute orange soda or bar b que sauce.

This recipe is fantastic. Quadrupled the recipe for a 25 lb turkey. I also added an 1/8 tsp of grated ginger to the sauce. When the turkey was finished I added 2 tsp of diluted corn starch to th...

Very taste and we will make it again next year.

Used this glaze over grilled pork tenderloin. Excellent!