Turkey With Orange Honey Glaze
|Rubbed sage||2 Teaspoon|
|Dried thyme||1 Pinch|
|Turkey||20 Pound (1 Bird)|
|Orange||1 Small, peeled and halved|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted|
|Orange juice||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Orange marmalade||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Pinch|
In a small bowl, combine sage, salt, pepper and thyme; mix well.
Rub 2 teaspoons inside the turkey; set the remainder aside.
Place orange inside turkey.
Skewer openings; tie drumsticks together.
Place on a rack in a roasting pan.
Combine remaining sage mixture with butter; brush over turkey.
Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 5-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting every 30 minutes.
When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil.
In a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
Brush over turkey.
Continue to bake, uncovered, 30 minutes to 1 hour longer or until thermometer reads 185°, brushing with glaze occasionally.
Remove from the oven; cover and let stand 20 minutes before carving.
Thicken pan juices for gravy if desired.