A succulent turkey infused with the flavors of maple and golden spices, resulting in a beautifully glazed centerpiece for your Thanksgiving feast. The combination of sweet and savory will awaken your taste buds and leave your guests wanting more.
– makes about 10-12 servings –
• 12-14 lb turkey
• 1 cup maple syrup
• ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon dried thyme
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1 teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon black pepper
• 1 cup chicken broth
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C) and place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan.
2. In a bowl, combine maple syrup, melted butter, garlic, Dijon mustard, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and pepper.
3. Brush the turkey with the maple glaze, making sure to coat the entire surface.
4. Pour the chicken broth into the roasting pan to keep the turkey moist during cooking.
5. Roast the turkey for approximately 3 hours, basting every 30 minutes with the pan juices and remaining glaze.
6. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh, ensuring it reads 165°F (74°C). If needed, continue roasting until the desired temperature is reached.
7. Tent the turkey with aluminum foil and let it rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
8. Serve with the remaining pan juices as a delicious gravy.