Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze

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Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze


Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Turkey:
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 tablespoons minced garlic cloves
1 (15-pound) turkey
Stuffing, if desired

Glaze:
3 tablespoons butter
1 (12-ounce bag) cranberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup cranberry juice
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


 

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Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small mixing bowl combine the butter, House Seasoning, parsley, shallots, and garlic. Thoroughly rinse and dry the turkey. Tuck the wings underneath the body and place the turkey in a roasting pan. Rub the butter mixture all over the turkey. Stuff, if desired.

Roast for 18 minutes per pound (including stuffing weight, if using). The turkey is done when an instant-read thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (and deep into the stuffing) and registers 165 degrees F. and the juices run clear. Remove from the oven and loosely tent with foil. Let rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Glaze:
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer until the cranberries burst, about 8 to 10 minutes. Strain the mixture through a sieve and let cool. Reserve for turkey.

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Reader Comments:

54321

I tried this for our Thanksgiving Turkey, this year. I make 1 or 2 turkey's a year. It is just hubby and I and non of the kids live close by. Hubby told me this year was the best turkey I have made. I still have a scant bit of the cranberry glaze left. I put it on our turkey sandwiches. Yesterday I made a turkey salad and used it on the sandwich. Oh, so yummy. Thanks for the great recipe.

By MSSANDIE on December 07, 2013

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Trying this for Thanksgiving this year, for something different.

By MSSANDIE on November 28, 2013

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Yum

By l on November 26, 2013

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Miss you so much on TV

By Flo Chisman on November 25, 2013

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Love all your recipes. Thank you so much

By Ann carden on November 25, 2013

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PAULA,I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO BECOMING A #1 TURKEY FAN IN MY HOME BY TOMORROW THANKS TO YOU. YOUR THE VERY BEST.THANKS BUNCHES AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

By DELORES Y SPILLER on December 24, 2012

54321

I'm trying to find the recipe for this crunchy stuff that was put on top of the turkey. It was on the show of Nov 12 or 13. Thank you.

By Arlyn Stevens on November 18, 2012

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This is the best turkey recipe ever. Prepared it last Thanksgiving, and in one day it was gone. Thank you, Paula!

By CJ Springer on September 29, 2012

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This turkey was very easy to prepare & like another reader commented, I put the glaze on the last 15 minutes of cooking. The turkey turned out perfectly! The white meat was still juicy & the dark meat took on the great glaze flavor. It was so good that it won in my family's turkey cook-off! Thank you Paula for providing me with all the tips & tools to be a successful cook.

By Sarah on December 07, 2011

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how long do you rost a 20lb turkey and not over or under cook it first time doing a 20lb

By helenlunsford on November 15, 2011

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I had this turkey at my daughters for Thanksgiving dinner. I have never tasted turkey that was so moist and juicey as this was.I copied the recipe and will pass it on to family and friends so they can try it too.My daughter is making this turkey her speciality for the holiday.

By Toni on March 14, 2011

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I've made this recipe for a couple of years in a row now. So easy and the turkey turns out great. Very moist and flavorful. I've tried a couple of different recipes, but this is the best by far!! Thanks Paula

By Stacy Campbell on January 26, 2011

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I made this Turkey last Thanksgiving and every loved it! I had no left overs. I added the sauce over the turkey the last 15-20 minutes of cooking.The family is so excited and have been asking me since October if I was going to make this turkey. It was only my second time preparing Thanksgiving dinner and it came out fantastic. My family rated my Turkey number one, even over the more experienced cooks in the family. Thanks Paula. Denise in Whittier CA

By Anonymous on November 19, 2010

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By Anonymous on November 09, 2010

54321

Paula saved our Thanksgiving! I had never made a 25 lb turkey before, but went out on a limb to prepare one for a hug family Thanksgiving celebration. Literally, "ran" to Paula's site and came across this trecipe. I did not have any of the Paula Deen House Seasoning, but it did not change the rave reviews I received on the final product. SO moist and delicious! One thing I did differently was pour the glaze all over the bird about 30 minutes before cooking time was through. It was fantastic! Thanks, Paula, for posting this recipe - loved it and will use it in the future, too!

By Anonymous on December 09, 2009

54321

Paula saved our Thanksgiving! I had never made a 25 lb turkey before, but went out on a limb to prepare one for a hug family Thanksgiving celebration. Literally, "ran" to Paula's site and came across this trecipe. I did not have any of the Paula Deen House Seasoning, but it did not change the rave reviews I received on the final product. SO moist and delicious! One thing I did differently was pour the glaze all over the bird about 30 minutes before cooking time was through. It was fantastic! Thanks, Paula, for posting this recipe - loved it and will use it in the future, too!

By Anonymous on December 09, 2009

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