Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze

“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

Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
24servings 10minutes 3hours + standing
Servings Prep Time
24servings 10minutes
Cook Time
3hours + standing
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Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked turkey: 320 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fibre), 36g protein.