Apricot Glazed Turkey Recipe

Apricot Glazed Turkey is a tasty and popular Thanksgiving recipe. Learn how to make/popular Apricot Glazed Turkey by following this easy recipe.
Apricot Glazed Turkey Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 21 Pound turkey, fresh
  • 32 Ounces turkey broth,
  • As needed salt and freshly ground black pepper

    For Apricot Glaze
  • 1 Cup apricot preserves
  • 1 Cup apricot nectar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Fresh gingerroot, peeled and minced

    For Herb Butter
  • 3/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 tbsp Chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
How to make Apricot Glazed Turkey:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix apricot nectar, preserves, ginger and honey in a small heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 15 minutes, set aside.
  • Blend butter, sage, salt and pepper in a small bowl and keep aside this herb butter.
  • Clean and dry the turkey with paper towels.
  • Season the turkey with salt and pepper.
  • Put the turkey on rack, and place in a large shallow roasting pan.
  • Slide fingers under the skin of turkey breast to loosen the skin.
  • Spread half of the herb butter over breast under the skin and put rest of the herb butter in small saucepan.
  • Place it on low heat till melted.
  • Brush the herb butter outside of the turkey.
  • Tie the legs together loosely to form the shape of the turkey.
  • Roast turkey for about 30 minutes.
  • Decrease the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  • Continue to roast turkey for another 1-1/2 hours, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Add broth to the pan if pan drippings evaporate.
  • Place the apricot glaze on low heat and simmer.
  • Brush the turkey with 1/2 cup glaze and cover turkey with heavy foil.
  • Roast turkey for about 1 hour.
  • Remove the foil and roast turkey for another 30 minutes, brushing rest of the glaze over turkey.
  • Turkey is cooked when the internal temperature measures 170 degrees F in the breast.
  • Place turkey on serving dish, loosely tent with the foil.
  • Let stand for about 30 minutes before carving.