Rating: 3.2 stars
1113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 174
  • 4 star values: 229
  • 3 star values: 423
  • 2 star values: 225
  • 1 star values: 62

This year, try a flavorful glaze made with orange juice, brown sugar, and vinegar on your Thanksgiving bird.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Let turkey sit at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Place neck, giblets, carrots, celery, and onion in a heavy-bottomed metal roasting pan. Set a roasting rack over vegetables and coat with cooking spray.

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  • Tuck wing tips underneath body of turkey. Tie legs together with kitchen twine. Rub turkey all over with 2 tablespoons butter; season with salt and pepper. Place turkey on rack in pan; roast on bottom oven rack until golden brown, 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Add 2 cups water to pan; roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of a thigh reads 125 degrees, about 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring vinegar, brown sugar, and orange juice to a boil over high, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is syrupy, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in 2 tablespoons butter and orange zest.

  • When thermometer reads 125 degrees, brush turkey with glaze. Rotate pan and roast, brushing turkey with remaining glaze every 15 minutes, until thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh reads 165 degrees, 30 to 45 minutes (tent turkey with foil, if browning too quickly). Transfer turkey to a platter. Loosely tent with foil and let rest 30 minutes before carving. Reserve pan with drippings for Pan Gravy.

Variations

On "The Martha Stewart Show," Martha and Sarah Carey reserve pan drippings for TV chef Sarah Mastracco's Turkey Gravy recipe.

Reviews (9)

1113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 174
  • 4 star values: 229
  • 3 star values: 423
  • 2 star values: 225
  • 1 star values: 62
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2016
This glaze is exceptional! I did a turkey breast and used this recipe, but used a small variation! I didn't have orange, so used a mango marinade instead...stupendous!
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2016
This glaze is exceptional! I did a turkey breast and used this recipe, but used a small variation! I didn't have orange, so used a mango marinade instead...stupendous!
Rating: Unrated
02/03/2015
very nice!
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Rating: Unrated
11/28/2014
I made this turkey yesterday. Wow was amazed it was awesome! Will make it again! Everyone wanted the reciepe.
Rating: Unrated
11/27/2013
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11/23/2013
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05/14/2013
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05/08/2013
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