Turkey With Apricot Glaze

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Posted By: Steviva Brands
Posted In:  Meat, Pork, Poultry and Fish
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Preparation Time:  50 minutes
Cooking Time:  180 minutes
Course: main dish
Cusine: north american


Serves: 25
Carbs Per Serving: 1 g
Prep Time:> 2-3 hours
Skill Level: Medium

Make a break from the traditional with this amazing reduced sugar, diabetic safe Turkey with Apricot Glaze. This glaze will give your Thanksgiving turkey a delicious, moist and slightly sweet flair making it a huge hit friends, family and guests.

1 large to medium turkey
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 Tablespoons butter, melted and divided
1 cup sugar free or reduced sugar apricot preserves
3 Tablespoon Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
3 Tablespoon finely minced onion
1 Tablespoon finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



Position rack in lowest third of oven and preheat to 400° F.

Pat turkey dry with paper towels.

Mix the cayenne pepper and the salt together.

Rub one-third of the mixture inside the cavity of turkey.

Brush the top of the turkey with 2 Tbs. of melted butter.

Sprinkle the remaining salt/cayenne pepper mixture on top of the turkey.

Place turkey on rack set in large roasting pan.

If stuffing turkey now is the time to spoon stuffing into main cavity.

Tie legs together loosely to hold shape of turkey.

Roast turkey 30 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325° F. Continue to roast turkey for 1 hour 30 minutes, basting occasionally with pan drippings.

While your turkey is cooking, combine the preserves, onion, garlic, Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and remaining butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until the preserves are melted, stirring occasionally.

Tent turkey with heavy-duty foil; roast 45 minutes longer.

Brush 1/2 cup glaze over turkey. Continue to roast turkey uncovered until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180° F. or until juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced with skewer.

Continue to brush with glaze for about 40 minutes longer for unstuffed turkey and about 1 hour 10 minutes more for stuffed turkey.

Remove from oven and place turkey on platter still tented with foil. Let stand 20 minutes then enjoy.

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