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Fresh Thyme-Rubbed Turkey with White Cranberry Baste
recipe

Fresh Thyme-Rubbed Turkey with White Cranberry Baste

Fresh Thyme-Rubbed Turkey with White Cranberry Baste
  • Prep Time

    20 minutes
  • Cooking Time

    3 hours
  • Serving Size

    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 lb. turkey1
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped fresh thyme2 tablespoons
  • White Cranberry2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups
  • Butter1/4 cup
  • Featured Product

    White Cranberry

Steps

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