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Bay Leaf and Honey Glazed Turkey with Pear Chutney
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Bay Leaf and Honey Glazed Turkey with Pear Chutney

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No basting required! Keep the holiday turkey moist with a bay leaf-infused honey glaze. Serve with a chutney of pears, apricots and figs. Photo credit: Georgia Johnson from Comfort of Cooking.
  • 30m

    prep time

  • 3h 30m

    Cook Time

  • 532

    Calories

  • 19

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

12

Servings

Bay Leaf-Infused Honey:

Glazed Turkey:

Pear Chutney:

  • 1/4 cup Bay Leaf-Infused Honey
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 McCormick® Bay Leaves
  • 2 firm ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup pear brandy Substitutions available
    • pear nectar
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

Instructions

  • For the Honey, bring honey and bay leaves to simmer in small saucepan on medium-low heat. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves before using in recipes.

  • For the Turkey, place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper in small bowl. Mix Bay Leaf-Infused Honey and pear brandy in separate small bowl.

  • Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Stuff with pears and bay leaves. Brush turkey breast with some of the honey mixture. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over entire surface of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

  • Roast in oven 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh). Remove foil. Spoon remaining honey mixture over turkey. Roast 5 minutes longer. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice.

  • Meanwhile, for the Chutney, bring Bay Leaf-Infused Honey, vinegar and bay leaves to boil in medium saucepan. Add remaining ingredients; cook on medium-low heat 15 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves before serving. Serve with turkey.

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