Awesome Tangerine-Glazed Turkey


I guarantee that you will receive rave reviews on Thanksgiving Day with this recipe! Garnish with fresh thyme, rosemary, and bay leaf. The turkey is stuffed with Awesome Sausage, Apple, and Dried Cranberry Stuffing.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
1 (10 pound) turkey


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, divided

  • ¾ cup canola oil

  • 1 ½ cups tangerine juice

  • 1 (10 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets reserved

  • 2 ¼ cups cranberry sausage stuffing

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 ¼ cups turkey stock

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Melt 6 tablespoons butter with canola oil and tangerine juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and allow to cool about 5 minutes. Soak a piece of cheesecloth large enough to drape over the turkey in the mixture.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F ( 220 degrees C).Clean turkey, and season body cavity with salt and pepper. Loosely pack the neck cavity and body cavity with stuffing. Tie drumsticks together, spread 6 tablespoons butter over the turkey, and season with salt and pepper. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan.

  3. Roast turkey for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, and then arrange soaked cheesecloth over turkey. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (110 degrees C). Continue roasting 1 hour. Leaving the cheesecloth draped over the turkey, baste with the tangerine juice mixture. Continue roasting about 2 hours, basting occasionally, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) and the stuffing inside the body cavity reaches 165 degrees F (70 degrees C). Discard cheesecloth, and place turkey on a serving platter. Allow turkey to cool about 25 minutes before carving.

  4. Skim fat from pan juices, and reserve 1/4 cup fat and skimmed pan juices. In the baking pan, mix pan juices with 1 cup turkey stock; cook over high heat, stirring to scrape the bottom of the pan.

  5. In a saucepan over low heat, whisk together reserved 1/4 cup fat and flour until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in pan juices and remaining turkey stock, and add neck and giblets. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until giblets are cooked through. Strain through a sieve, and serve with the turkey and stuffing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

807 Calories
51g Fat
9g Carbs
74g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 13
Calories 807
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 74g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 791mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.