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Sage Rubbed Turkey with Apricot Glaze - Recipe

Make a spice blend with rubbed sage, paprika and garlic powder to coat the outside of the turkey. Then brush on a delicious apricot glaze to add another layer of flavor to the centerpiece of the holiday dinner.
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1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix Sage Spice Blend in small bowl.

2. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Stuff with orange. Mix oil and orange peel. Brush on turkey breast. Sprinkle Spice Blend over entire surface of turkey. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

3. Roast 2 hours. Remove foil. Roast 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh).

4. Mix apricot preserves, orange juice and honey in small bowl. Spoon glaze over turkey. Roast 5 minutes longer. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12
- Sage Spice Blend:
-1 tablespoon McCormick® Sage, Rubbed
-1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
-1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
-1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
-1 orange, quartered
-2 tablespoons oil
-1 tablespoon grated orange peel
-1 cup apricot preserves
-1/2 cup orange juice
-2 tablespoons honey
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 636 Calories
Fat: 28 Grams
Protein: 73 Grams
Cholesterol: 212 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 23 Grams
Sodium: 373 Milligrams
Fiber: 0 Grams