“I prepare turkey with a taste of Canada in mind. The sweet maple flavour comes through even in the breast meat. You may start to notice it’s caramelized colour after about 2 hours. That’s when I cover it loosely with foil while it finishes cooking. The meat will stay tender and juicy.” —Suzanne Anctil, West Vancouver, British Columbia
Preheat oven to 325°. Place turkey on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Tuck wings under turkey; tie drumsticks together. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, cranberry sauce and walnuts. Pour over turkey.
Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170° to 175°, basting occasionally with pan drippings, 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.