Classic Roast Turkey With Apple Cider Glaze

Classic Roast Turkey With Apple Cider Glaze Recipe

When you prepare this easy turkey recipe, you will not worry about dry meat again! The seasoned butter keeps the bird moist and flavorful with zesty herbs & spices. Add the delicious apple cider glaze and your turkey will roast to a golden perfection! It is sure to be the centerpiece of your next holiday meal.

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Total Time

4 Hours 20 Minutes

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      • 14 Pound Turkey (Fresh Is Best, Defrosted If Frozen)
      • 1 Small Bunch Fresh Sage (Minced)
      • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (Cut Into Pieces)
      • 4 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
      • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
      • 1 Medium Onion (Quartered)
      • 6 Large Garlic Cloves


  1. Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large roasting pan with a rack, arrange turkey with the breast side up.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the sage, butter, salt, pepper, onion & garlic and pulse until smooth.
  4. Gently rub 1/2 of the seasoned butter under the skin of the turkey breast. Rub the remaining seasoned butter on the outside & inside of the bird.
  5. Roast turkey until golden brown and a meat thermometer in the inner thigh and thickest part of the breast registers 165 degrees, normally about 3 to 3 1/4 hours.
  6. Allow bird to rest at least 20 minutes before carving.

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Nutrition & Cost Facts


905 kcal


2 g


43 g


122 g

Cost Per Serving


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