Honey mixed with a variety of fragrant spices is brushed on this turkey toward
the end of roasting time.
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon water
1 (14 - 16-pound) Butterball®
Fresh or Frozen Whole Turkey, thawed if frozen
Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
Mix chili powder, garlic powder, allspice, cumin, salt, red pepper, honey
and water in small bowl until well blended; set aside.
Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey; discard or
refrigerate for another use. Drain juices from turkey; dry turkey with paper
towels. Turn wings back to hold neck skin against back of turkey.
Place turkey, breast up, on flat roasting rack in roasting pan about 3 inches
deep. Brush turkey with oil. Roast turkey for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, covering breast
and top of drumsticks loosely with foil after 2 hours to prevent overcooking
Uncover turkey breast and brush turkey with honey-spice mixture during the
last 45 minutes of baking. Return foil to top of turkey and continue roasting
until meat thermometer inserted deep in thigh reaches 180 degrees F.