Rating: 4.55 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A good, easy, yummy glaze that can be used on chicken or turkey. I came up with this a few years ago for Thanksgiving, to change up the old boring turkey. Everyone loved it. There was no left-over turkey that year.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the orange juice, brown sugar, and cranberry sauce in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, drop in the cinnamon stick, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cranberry sauce is melted and the glaze is hot and bubbling, about 10 minutes.

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  • To use: brush the glaze all over a roasted turkey during the last 45 minutes of cooking. Return the turkey to the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes to set the glaze. Repeat several more times before the end of cooking time.

Nutrition Facts

55 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 14g; sodium 6.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2009
easy recipe also works great for ham and pork loin roasts Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2009
easy recipe also works great for ham and pork loin roasts Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
This is really good! It added excellent flavor to our Turkey...I will definetly make this again... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
We use a similar recipe (minus the cinnamon) to slow bake pork chops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2012
Very very good. I made this sauce as the recipe called except for the cinnamon. I didnt have a cinnamon stick on hand so I added about 1tsp of ground cinnamon. I cut up chicken breast and simmered it in this and it came out delicious. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2013
I thought when I read this that the sugar amount would be too much for us...so I decided to start with 1/4 cup because the cranberry sauce and the orange juice were already so sweet. That made it just right for my family. I also cut the orange juice to half. It's a good and simple glaze but if I make again- I will add in a few more spices to kick it up a notch. You may want more sugar seems others liked it sweeter. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2012
This was really easy, and tasted delish! I applied it to the turkey with about an hour left to cook, again at half an hour left, and at the end just before I carved it. There was tonnes left over, so I think you could easily half the recipe. I'll use it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2014
I made this and put it on a pork tenderloin that I grilled. It was very simple and delicious with plenty left over for dipping. My father in law that never says he likes anything, gives a standard answer of "its palettable" loved this so much I had to send the recipe to my mother in law first thing the next morning. This will be a standard in our house as it pairs well with different meats very well. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
Made this a couple of years ago and my kids LOVED it... it has become a requested sauce ever since for Thanksgiving. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2012
didn't add too much taste to the turkey but can't wait to try it on pork loin. Read More