2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Tender Turkey


Herb Glazed Turkey

1 turkey (16-18 lbs)

¼ cup olive oil or vegetable oil

2 tsp dried thyme

1½ tsp salt, divided

1¼ tsp pepper, divided

1 cup honey

1 cup corn syrup

¼ cup butter, melted

2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed

1 tsp rubbed sage

1 tsp dried basil

Brush turkey with oil and tie drumsticks together. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan.

Combine thyme, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle evenly over turkey. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for two hours. In a small bowl, combine honey, corn syrup, butter, rosemary, sage, basil and remaining salt and pepper. Brush over the turkey.

Bake two hours longer or until a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees, basting frequently with pan drippings. Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly. Cover and let stand 20 minutes before carving.

Carol White
Sunset Hills