Fresh Thyme-Rubbed Turkey with White Cranberry Baste

Fresh Thyme-Rubbed Turkey with White Cranberry Baste
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Makes 8 servings


1 12 lb. turkey
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups Ocean Spray® White Cranberry Juice Drink
1/4 cup butter, melted


Heat oven to 400°F. 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. Combine ½ cup of the cranberry juice and butter in a small bowl and generously brush over turkey.

Bake 20 minutes and brush with cranberry mixture. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Bake an additional 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours or until temperature reaches 175°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. Drippings can be used for making gravy.

Makes 8 servings


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Delicious & Moist!

Lynne from Holyoke, MA

We've done our turkey this way for at least 3 years now - and it has been a frozen turkey that we defrosted - and everyone raves how moist and flavorful it is!

Yumm Turkey Recipe

The family loves this recipe and asks me make it like this every year.

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Jennifer from Camp Verde, AZ

This is our families turkey every Thanksgiving, I do have to say that my Husband is the mastermind behind this wonderful meal. It is truly a delicious recipe... The perfect addition to our family celebration.. Thank You!

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