Sunburst Orange Blossom Honey Glazed Turkey, that is. You may prepare the stuffing ahead of time, refrigerate and then stuff the turkey when ready to roast. This has such a wonderful sweet glaze it is just outstanding.
1 12 – 13 pound turkey
5 cups soft bread crumbs
1 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon Sunburst Orange blossom honey
2 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoon Sunburst Orange blossom honey
Rinse turkey inside and out. Pat dry. Reserve giblets and neck for broth. Make stuffing: Mix bread crumbs, green pepper, onion, chicken broth and spices. Add orange peel and orange juice. Spoon stuffing into cavity of turkey. Close openings with skewers.
Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow pan. Insert meat thermometer in thickest part of thigh. Roast turkey, uncovered, at 325° Fahrenheit for about 1 hour.
For glaze combine butter, orange juice and the orange blossom honey. Brush turkey several times with glaze and pan drippings and roast it for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours until thermometer registers 160° Fahrenheit Remove turkey; keep warm. Slice and serve.
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