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Maple Mustard Glazed Turkey

Maple Mustard Glazed TurkeyTry this simple, four-ingredient glaze as an inexpensive way to add savory flavor to roast turkey.

Recipe Ingredients:

Maple Mustard Glaze:
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup maple-flavor syrup
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 Butterball® Turkey (12 to 14 pounds), thawed if frozen
Salt and pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. For Maple Mustard Glaze: Combine ingredients together; makes 3/4 cup. Set aside.
  3. Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey; refrigerate for another use or discard. Drain juices from turkey; pat dry with paper towels. Season inside and out with salt and pepper, as desired. Turn wings back to hold neck skin in place Return legs to the tucked position, if untucked. Place turkey, breast side up, on flat rack in shallow roasting pan.
  4. Roast turkey 2 hours*. Brush with 1/4 cup of the glaze. Loosely cover breast and tops of drumsticks with aluminum foil to prevent breast from overcooking and glaze from darkening too much. Brush with additional 1/4 cup of the glaze after 30 minutes.
  5. Continue roasting turkey about 1 hour, or until meat thermometer reaches 180°F (85°C) when inserted in thickest part of thigh. Remove turkey from oven. Brush with remaining glaze.
  6. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.

Makes 12 servings.

*Follow cooking times according to package directions; times vary by size of turkey.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of, through ECES, Inc., Electronic Color Editorial Services.