Roasted Turkey with Constant Comment® Glaze
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Brush the turkey with this glaze using Bigelow's Constant Comment Tea and your family will think you've become a gourmet chef this Thanksgiving.

10-12 Minutes/pound unstuffed
Serves 8

Ingredients

  • Glaze:
  • 12 Bigelow® Constant Comment® Tea Bags*
  • 1 cup (250mL) boiling water
  • ⅔ 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
When preparing this recipe please be sure to check all labels on all products you use to insure that all items are gluten free.

Instructions

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.

May we suggest English Teatime to pair with this recipe?
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