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Cider-Glazed Turkey

Dinner is served! Take your Thanksgiving Turkey to the next level with the addition of a mouth-watering cider glaze.

3 hrs 20 mins
12 Serving(s)
Cider-Glazed Turkey


  • 1 (12 lb.) whole turkey, brined
  • 6 tbsp. butter, softened and divided
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 6 fresh garlic heads, top cut off
  • 4 small yellow onions, quartered
  • 4 small apples, quartered
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 cups cider
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons butter, thyme and pepper. Rub butter under skin. Place half of onions, apples, garlic and thyme in turkey cavity.
  2. Place turkey in roasting pan with half of onions, apples, garlic, thyme and cider. Roast 1 1/2–2 hours, basting every 30 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine remaining butter with apple jelly. Cook 2 minutes over medium-high heat until thick and glossy.
  4. Brush turkey with glaze and roast 10 minutes.
  5. Rest turkey 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

369 Calories Per ServingFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugars: 14gProtein: 11g

Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe