Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like turkey dinner. With the main event just a few days away, we wanted to find the perfect way to celebrate with food. Cashmere and Cocktails shared her recipe for Apple Honey Glazed Turkey. It has all of the autumn flavours that you are craving and you will want to enjoy it beyond the long weekend. It is easy to prepare and you will have all of the ingredients on hand or be able to find them at your local grocery store.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 hours
½ cup butter, salted
8 fresh sage leaves
½ cup honey
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 cups apple cider
½ tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 (20-22 lb) turkey
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and set the oven rack to the lowest shelf.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine butter and sage leaves. Transfer the saucepan to the stovetop and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Discard sage leaves.
- Add the honey, white wine vinegar, apple cider and cinnamon to the sage butter. Whisk and transfer back to the stovetop. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan.
- Place the turkey in the roasting pan. Pour half of the apple honey glaze onto the turkey. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer the turkey to the oven, basting every 60 minutes with additional apple honey glaze mixture until it reaches an internal temperature of 170°F.
- Add an additional 1-2 cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan halfway through cooking.
- Remove the turkey from the oven and tent the turkey loosely with foil. Allow to rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Carve the turkey and serve. Enjoy!
Protein 77 g
Carbs 12 g
Fat 30 g
Sodium 830 mg
Setting a Festive Mood:
We loved the way this Apple Honey Glazed Turkey set a festive mood for Thanksgiving. For more tips, check out 4 Ways to Set a Festive Mood this Thanksgiving. You’ll find everything that you need from how to cook your main event to finding out about Canada’s first Thanksgiving tune.
Credit: Think Turkey / Cashmere and Cocktails