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Honey-Glazed Turkey

Even during the holidays, my husband wouldn't eat turkey...until I tried this recipe. Now, he loves it! The sweet and spicy glaze gives the turkey a wonderful flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 3-3/4 hours
  • Makes
    20 servings (8 cups stuffing)

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • STUFFING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 12 cups unseasoned stuffing cubes or dry bread cubes
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups boiling water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place turkey on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Tuck wings under turkey; tie drumsticks together. Bake for 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients; brush over turkey. Bake 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours longer or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. Baste occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.)
  • For stuffing, in a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir until tender. Add stuffing cubes and seasonings; toss to combine. Stir in enough boiling water to reach desired moistness; transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover and bake until lightly browned, 10-15 minutes longer.
  • Remove turkey from oven; cover loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving. If desired, skim fat and thicken pan drippings for gravy. Serve with turkey and stuffing.
Editor's Note: Stuffing can also be baked in turkey. Loosely stuff turkey just before baking; bake as directed, increasing final bake time by 15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180° in thigh and 165° in center of stuffing.
Nutrition Facts
7 ounces cooked turkey with about 1/3 cup stuffing: 464 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 794mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 51g protein.

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  • ohtoodles
    Nov 20, 2013

    Do you need to brine the turkey?

  • LindsayFanali1EliteModel
    Nov 22, 2012

    PERFECTION! It was OUT OF THIS WORLD! EVERYBODY LUVED BOTH, The Turkey & The Stuffing! They ALL WANT THE RECIPE!