Roasted Turkey with Constant Comment® Glaze

Roasted Turkey with Constant Comment® Glaze

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12 Bigelow® Constant Comment® Tea Bags*
1 cup (250mL) boiling water
2/3 cup (160mL) brown sugar
2 tablespoons (30mL) butter
½ cup (125mL) cranberry juice

Turkey and Gravy:
1 10-15 pound (5-7.5g) turkey (thawed if previously frozen)
1 lemon, cut into four pieces
1 onion, peeled and cut into four pieces
1 cup (250mL) chicken stock
2 tablespoons (30mL) cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste

Yield: Serves 8 - Prep Time: 20 min. - Cook Time: 10-12 min. per pound -un-stuffed


*Variations: Try using Bigelow Orange and Spice Herb Tea    


Preheat the oven to 350º.

Steep tea bags in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Squeeze excess liquid out of tea bags and discard. Reserve tea.

Meanwhile, prepare a glaze by heating butter, brown sugar and cranberry juice into a saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Add tea and reduce mixture by cooking over medium high heat for 15 minutes. Set aside.

To prepare turkey, remove giblets and neck from turkey, rinse inside and out and pat dry. Place a cut lemon and a cut-up onion into the cavity and truss the turkey. Place in an open roasting pan breast side up. Brush skin with glaze. Bake turkey in preheated oven. Keep glaze warm on stove and continue basting with glaze every 20 minutes.

Remove turkey from oven and let stand for at least 20 minutes before carving. Discard any unused glaze.

To make gravy, dissolve cornstarch in chicken stock. Place roasting pan on burner over medium heat, scraping browned bits. Add stock whisking constantly until thickened; about 1 minute. Strain gravy and serve with turkey.

As a nice alternative, use a 9-11 pound oven stuffer roaster chicken in place of the turkey. For best results, tie the chicken with string at the legs and the wings. For the glaze reduce the number of tea bags from 12 to 8. 

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving - 8 ounce serving

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 592
 Protein  81 grams 161%
 Carbohydrate  23 grams 8%
 Total Fat  18 grams 27%
 Alcohol  0 grams
 Cholesterol  297 milligrams 99%
 Saturated Fat  6 grams 30%
 Monounsaturated Fat  6 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  4 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  0.02 grams 0%
 Total Sugar  20 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  57%
 Carbohydrate  16%
 Total Fat  27%
 Alcohol  0%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  227 milligrams 9%
 Potassium  712 milligrams 20%
 Vitamin A   29 Retinol Equivalent 2%
 Vitamin C  4 milligrams 6%
 Calcium  78 milligrams 8%
 Iron  5 milligrams 28%
 Vitamin D (ug)  1 micrograms 11%
 Thiamin  0.1 micrograms 7%
 Riboflavin  0.5 milligrams 29%
 Niacin  13 milligrams 67%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  1 milligrams 55%
 Folic Acid  21 milligrams 5%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  1 micrograms 16%
Nutritional Recipe Features
No Trans Fat
Good Source of Potassium


Roasted Turkey with Constant Comment® Glaze

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