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Fresh Thyme-Rubbed Turkey
with White Cranberry Baste

Fresh Thyme-Rubbed Turkey recipe

This is a delicious roasted turkey! You will want to make it again and again.

Ingredients



Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season turkey with salt and pepper and rub with thyme. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan. Pour 2 cups of the cranberry juice into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup of the cranberry juice and butter in a small bowl and generously brush over turkey.
  4. Bake 20 minutes and brush with cranberry mixture.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  6. Bake an additional 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours or until temperature reaches 175 degrees F in thickest point, brushing with cranberry mixture every 30 minutes. Cover with foil if browning too quickly towards the end. Add remaining 1 cup cranberry juice during baking if pan becomes dry.
  7. Drippings can be used for making gravy.

Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 3 hours | Yield: 8 servings

Recipe and photo credit: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.


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