Maple Basted Roast Turkey with Cranberry Pan Gravy

Maple Basted Roast Turkey with Cranberry Pan Gravy

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"Roast turkey is basted with maple syrup for a sweet glaze; cranberry juice and sweetened dried cranberries bring a sweet-tart fruit dimension to the pan gravy."
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Ingredients

4 h 5 m servings 783 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 783 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 92.2 g
  • 184%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 269 mg
  • 90%
  • Sodium:
  • 425 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey. Refrigerate for other use or discard. Drain juices from turkey. Pat dry with paper towels. Turn wings back to hold neck skin against back of turkey. Place turkey, breast up, on flat roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Place 4 sage leaves under skin on both sides of breast. Place turkey on shallow rack in pan. Brush all of skin with lemon juice.
  3. Bake approximately 3-1/2 hours, or until meat thermometer reaches 180 degrees F when inserted in deepest part of thigh. Cover breast and top of drumsticks with aluminum foil after two hours to prevent overcooking of breast.
  4. During the last 30 minutes of baking, baste the turkey with maple syrup every 15 minutes.
  5. Remove turkey from roasting pan and let rest while preparing gravy.
  6. Place roasting pan on burners over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of the broth. Bring to boiling, while scrapping dripping from bottom of pan. Remove pan from heat. Strain mixture into a large saucepan.
  7. Stir 1-1/2 cups of the broth and cranberry juice into saucepan. Bring to boiling on medium heat, stirring frequently; reduce heat to medium-low.
  8. Stir cornstarch into remaining 1/2 cup broth. Gradually stir into simmering mixture. Stir in cranberries. Simmer, stirring frequently, 5 minutes.
  9. Carve turkey and serve with gravy.

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Most helpful positive review

this is delicious. we enjoyed it the night we made it, then used the bones to make broth. we froze the leftover turkey and used it to make a casserole one night, a "turkey salad" for lunch ano...

Most helpful critical review

I couldn't find it in myself to make cranberry gravy. As it was, Grumpy would not eat anymore of the gravy that I did make because the maple syrup made it too sweet. I will stick to a traditio...

this is delicious. we enjoyed it the night we made it, then used the bones to make broth. we froze the leftover turkey and used it to make a casserole one night, a "turkey salad" for lunch ano...

Nothing beats a roast turkey! And although it was a little on the sweeter side, overall it was very tasty. My husband wasn't a huge fan of the gravy, but it was a nice departure from traditional...

I couldn't find it in myself to make cranberry gravy. As it was, Grumpy would not eat anymore of the gravy that I did make because the maple syrup made it too sweet. I will stick to a traditio...

This was absolutely wonderful! Made for a family dinner and it went over so well. I'll admit, I skimped on ingredients- I didn't use pure maple syrup, just what I had in the pantry. I also di...

I really liked this, I think the only reason for 4 is because my go to recipe for Turkey is just better... this was an excellent fall back though. I made this exactly as stated except that I pu...

Yummy...I love turkey! I agree with others, though; this recipe was a bit too sweet. Although it was a great way to switch things up, I probably wouldn't trade in my regular recipe for roasted t...

WHY do we only make turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas? My family loves a roast turkey - OMG - they were fighting over it while I was trying to take pictures! I bought a 9 lb. turkey - just a ...

You can't go wrong with a delicious, maple-basted whole ButterballĀ® turkey. The meat just fell off the bone. The maple gave the turkey just the right about of sweetness (not overpowering) and ...

We really enjoyed this. I had a 10lb turkey and followed the recipe pretty closely. I was a little short on time, so I cooked this at 350 degrees for 2 hours and let it rest about 30 minutes whi...