Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast


Two tablespoons butter into microwave to melt.

Zest orange.

Wash and pat dry turkey breast.  Coat with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Pre-heat oven at 325 degrees.  Put turkey in a baking dish lined with foil.  Bake turkey in oven for 30 minutes before basting.

Add maple syrup to melted butter.

Helpful Hint: spray inside of measuring cup with cooking spray.

It make syrup come out easier and not sticking to the cup!

Add in the two teaspoons of orange zest to butter mixture.

Now add one tablespoon of bourbon to butter (optional).

Mix it up and set aside for basting.

After thirty minutes, bast with butter mixture.

Continue basting every thirty minutes until turkey reaches a temperature of 170 degrees.
My turkey breast took thirty minutes for every pound.  READ the directions on the package of your turkey for their suggested cooking time.

Final basting!

Happy Eating!

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast

1 Bone-in turkey breast (5-6 pounds)
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.  Wash turkey breast and put onto s baking rack coated with cooking spray.  Put olive oil all over the breast and season with salt and fresh ground pepper.  Place into pre-heated oven for thirty minutes before basting starts.

Melt butter, set aside.  Grate orange peel.  Add orange peel, bourbon and maple syrup to melted butter and blend well.

After first thirty minutes of cooking time baste the turkey breast, return to oven and continue basting every thirty minutes until thermometer registers 170 degrees.  Approximately 30 minutes per pound for cooking time.  (READ on the package your turkey comes in for their suggested cooking time).  

Allow breast to rest at least 10 minutes before carving.  Reserve any liquid for serving over turkey.

Happy Eating


Stitcher said...

You know Mary, my husband is going to soon wonder if I'm using cooking as a cover to hide an alcohol habit!! LOL!
This will be the first time I ever purchase whiskey when I try this recipe out! You should see how lost I look in a liquor store!

Thank you so much! :o)

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Cindy said...

Wow I love your site. I love the pictures for step by step instructions. I'm a visual learner. :) I'm going to try this recipe out for Christmas dinner.

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