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Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey

Cook a turkey breast rather than a whole bird to shave hours from cooking.

November 15th, 2015

Recipe by Leeanne Wright

The holidays are closing in us (ahem...we mean coming! They're coming!). Why not get into the festive spirit with this simple roast turkey breast. It's delicious and makes superb sandwiches the next day.
Prep Time
75 minutes
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 1-1/2 to 2 lb bone-in whole turkey breast
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350-deg. F.

  2. Combine butter and maple syrup in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 90 seconds or until butter melts and syrup boils and thickens. Add thyme.

  3. Split each whole turkey breast in half, so you have a total of 4 breasts. Put breasts in roasting pan. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven.

  4. Baste turkey with maple glaze after 50 minutes. Continue cooking 15 to 20 minutes or until an instant thermometer inserted in thickest part reads 165-deg. F. Remove from oven and baste again. Tent turkey with foil and let rest at least 10 minutes. Use roasting pan to make gravy.

Nutrients Per Serving

284 calories, 10.4 g fat, 26.2 mg calcium, 82 mg sodium, 5.0 g carbs, 0.0 g fibre, 40.4 g protein; excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, niacin; good source magnesium, iron and zinc.

Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey
Photo by James Tse

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