Glazed Turkey Recipe

If you are looking to try something a little different with your turkey this year, try this decadent glaze.

November 2006

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    This glazed turkey can be a new tradition for Thanksgiving or cook it up for any big gathering.
    Photo by GettyImages/ALLEKO
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Yield: 14 servings

This recipe originally aired in the November 2006 issue of Heart of the Home. 


  • 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


  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine barbecue sauce, corn syrup, coffee and cumin in a glass measuring cup.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring once, or until coffee is dissolved.
  4. Add margarine; stir until melted. Set glaze aside to cool.
  5. Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey; refrigerate for another use or discard.
  6. Drain juices from turkey; pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Turn wings back to hold neck skin against back of turkey.
  8. Place turkey, breast up, on a flat roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  9. Spray turkey with cooking spray.
  10. Bake turkey for 2 hours; brush turkey while baking with some of the glaze.
  11. Loosely cover breast and tops of drumsticks with aluminum foil to prevent overcooking of breast and to keep from browning too much.
  12. 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.
  13. Let turkey stand for 15 minutes before carving.
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