Recipe by Ibby
"A New England style turkey with maple syrup. Try stuffing it with Cranberry, Sausage and Apple Stuffing. If you have fresh marjoram on hand, use 2 tablespoons rather than the 1/2 teaspoon dried. For an added zing of taste, two tablespoons of apple brandy can be added. If you don't have fresh thyme, substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."
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real maple syrup
chopped fresh thyme
2 1/2 teaspoons
grated lemon zest
whole turkey, neck and giblets reserved
coarsely chopped carrots
chopped fresh thyme
Great recipe! However I like to play around with things and found that a couple minor changes resulted in the best turkey I have ever eaten (my family agrees). The sweetness was a welcome change and especially great since my son and my husband both have a huge sweet tooth. I did add some brown sugar to the maple-butter glaze. Also, I had a large turkey injector left from thanksgiving and made my own injector butter mixture. I melted two sticks of butter, added 1/2C apple cider, 1/4C maple syrup and 1/4C brown sugar. heated over low-med heat until butter was melted and sugar was dissolved then injected all of the mixture into the turkey. Oh man, it was good! Oh, and for easy suffing, just buy the boxed stuff and chop up a sweet apple (i use gala) and thaw some frozen cranberries. Add the fruit to the stuffing when you prepare it, then stuff it all into the bird. So good, and very easy.
2 cups of apple cider vinegar is way too much. The odor was so pungent that we had to open all of the windows. I would make it again but with much less of it.
This is by far, the absolute best turkey recipe I have ever made! Everyone loved it for Thanksgiving! I used a little more maple syrup, but it didn't throw anything off. Gravy is to die for!!! The best I've ever had! I've never known a turkey to come out so juicy and perfect! Even stuffy friends who would've rathered "went out for Thanksgiving" (hey! we live in NYC, whadda ya want?) were thoroughly delighted and impressed! I highly suggest to anyone who plans on making a turkey for the holidays to make this! Bon Appeite!
This was a delicious turkey. A nice change from the traditional flavor. I stuffed this with the "Awesome Sausage Apple and Cranberry Stuffing" from this site and this made the best Turkey and stuffing I've ever eaten. I'll be making it again.
This recipe was tremendous. The turkey turned out juicy and succulent. The only thing I did differently was to stuff a bulb of garlic and some sprigs of rosemary in the turkey cavity before roasting. The gravy was some of the best I've ever tasted.
This is an amazing recipe. I brined my turkey first then used the apple/maple/butter from this recipe to smother it in before putting in the oven. BTW, for those not living in USA apple cider is apple juice NOT apple cider vinegar! I didn't put veges in tray with turkey but did use the liquid at the end of cooking to make gravy - so delicious. Thanks.
This was my first year making the bird. It came out great. Add more vegetables & cut them into larger chunks. I think I might add potatos next time. Using the amount of vegetables called for in the recipe, the 2 cups of stock were too much. At the end I had at least a gallon of drippings even after making the gravy! I'm going to use that to make a turkey soup. This bird will now be my flagship bird for years to come & next time I'll add the sausage, cranberry apple stuffing I've heard so much about. Oh the gravy only had a hint of sweetness to it, perfect for mashed potatos.
Amazing gravy comes from this. Followed directions exactly except used apple juice instead of apple cider. I added a cinnamon stick and some cloves to the apple juice/maple syrup and it turned out excellent.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 265
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