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Turkey With Orange Honey Glaze

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Ingredients
  Rubbed sage 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 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)
  Honey 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Pinch
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
46

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