Glazed Turkey Recipe

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This glazed turkey can be a new tradition for Thanksgiving or cook it up for any big gathering.
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14 servings SERVINGS


  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons margarine
  • 1 frozen turkey (14 lbs.), thawed
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine barbecue sauce, corn syrup, coffee and cumin in a glass measuring cup.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring once, or until coffee is dissolved.
  • Add margarine; stir until melted. Set glaze aside to cool.
  • 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.
  • Turn wings back to hold neck skin against back of turkey.
  • Place turkey, breast up, on a flat roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Spray turkey with cooking spray.
  • Bake turkey for 2 hours; brush turkey while baking with some of the glaze.
  • Loosely cover breast and tops of drumsticks with aluminum foil to prevent overcooking of breast and to keep from browning too much.
  • Continue baking turkey for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until meat thermometer reaches 180°F when inserted in deepest part of thigh, brushing with additional glaze after 30 minutes.
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