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Gluten-Free Honey Pomegranate Roasted Turkey

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Gluten-Free Honey Pomegranate Roasted Turkey
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12
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The Pomegranate Honey Glaze adds a piquant flavor to this Holiday turkey!

Ingredients

1
(10- to 12-lb) whole unbasted turkey, thawed if frozen
1/4
cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/4
cup extra virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1
teaspoon kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup pomegranate juice
1/4
cup honey

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Rinse turkey and pat dry with paper towels. Place turkey on rack in shallow roasting pan; set aside.
  • 2 In small skillet, heat butter, olive oil and thyme until butter is melted. Drizzle mixture over turkey, a little at a time, rubbing and turning turkey until evenly coated on all sides with butter mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast turkey 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat pomegranate juice and honey over medium heat until boiling. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half and slightly thickened.
  • 4 Remove turkey from oven. With pastry brush, brush half the pomegranate mixture over turkey. Roast 15 to 30 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reaches 165°F.
  • 5 Remove turkey from oven; transfer turkey to large carving board. Brush remaining pomegranate mixture over turkey. Tent with foil; Let stand 20 to 30 minutes before carving. Reserve pan drippings for Leek and Herbed Gravy.
Tips  

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Although it is tempting to carve the turkey shortly after roasting, the stand time allows turkey juices to set and makes for easier carving.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
150
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
200mg
67%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
8g
)
Protein
57g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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