Bourbon Glazed Roasted Turkey

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Main Course, Entrée
3 HR
Cooking Style
Whole Turkey
Dish Type
Whole Bird


15 lb WHOLE TURKEY, fresh or frozen (thawed)

As needed salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 large tart apple, qtered

1/2 c peach preserves

2 tbsp bourbon

2 tsp Angostura bitters

As needed pickled peaches, drained


Remove giblets (discard liver), neck and any visible fat from turkey; reserve for stock. Drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.

Sprinkle turkey cavity with salt and pepper. Place quartered apple in cavity.

Tie drumsticks together and twist wing tips behind back.

Place turkey, breast side up, on a wire roasting rack (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray) in a shallow hotel pan.

Roast turkey in a preheated 325 degree F oven about 3-3/4 hours. Baste with pan juices.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, over low heat, combine preserves, bourbon and bitters. Cook until preserves are melted.

During the last 30 minutes of roasting time, baste bird with bourbon peach glaze. Continue to roast until the thermometer registers 165 degrees F.

Remove turkey from oven. Discard apple quarters. Allow turkey to rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.

Garnish with pickled peaches.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 470

Calories from Fat 180

Total Fat 20 g

% Daily Total Fat 31

Saturated Fat 6 g

% Daily Saturated Fat 30

Cholesterol 170 g

% Daily Cholesterol 57

Sodium 210 mg

% Daily Sodium 9

Total Carbohydrates 8 g

% Daily Total Carbohydrates 3

Dietary Fiber 0 g

% Daily Dietary Fiber 0

Sugars 5 g

Protein 58 g

% Daily Protein 0

% Daily Vitamin C 0

% Daily Calcium 6

% Daily Iron 20