Sage Rubbed Turkey with Apricot Glaze

Make a spice blend with rubbed sage, onion powder, paprika and nutmeg garlic powder to coat the outside of the turkey. Then brush on a delicious apricot glaze to add another layer of flavor to the centerpiece of the holiday dinner. Photo credit: Lindsay Landis from Love & Olive Oil.

Serves: Makes 12 servings.
20 mins Prep time 3 hrs 30 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
3 hrs 30 mins Cook time
  • Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix Sage Spice Blend in small bowl.

  • Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Stuff with orange. Mix oil and orange peel. Brush on turkey breast. Sprinkle Spice Blend over entire surface of turkey. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

  • Roast 2 hours. Remove foil. Roast 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh).

  • Mix apricot preserves, orange juice and honey in small bowl. Spoon glaze over turkey. Roast 5 minutes longer. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 523Calories: 523Cholesterol: 246mg
  • Sodium: 430mgProtein: 65g
  • Total Fat: 19gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g