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Orange-Raspberry Glazed Turkey Recipe: Easter and Passover-Friendly

April 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

My good friend Pat Williams, whom I met doing a story that included Indian River Select juices, saw my Lost and Found recipe feature and wrote this to me:

I used to make this 15 or 20 years ago. Somewhere in my moves, I lost the recipe.

My best friend from high school visited me last week and was talking about how she always makes the turkey and raspberry recipe I gave her years ago. I was happy to have it back!

I loved it because it was simple, a little different (at the time) and the leftover turkey was excellent.

I think I got the recipe from the turkey breast package – hence the reference to the pop up thermometer. I am going to make it for Easter.

Jan’s notes: Increase the glaze amount three times to roast a whole 12-15-pound turkey – this is for a turkey breast and feeds six. You could cut the sugar in half, though if you substituted cranberries for the raspberries, I’d leave it alone – or taste it as you put it together and adjust according to your taste.
This would also be sensational on ham – omit the sage and thyme; try fennel leaves instead.

Pat’s Raspberry-Orange Glazed Turkey Breast

Serves 6

  • 1 2-pound fresh turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup orange juice (of course I use Indian River Select!)
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries (or) cranberries unthawed
  • 1/3 cup sugar

 Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9×9 or 11×7-inch shallow baking pan, place turkey roast.

Pour orange juice over roast, sprinkle with sage, thyme, salt, pepper, and orange peel.

Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Baste occasionally (the more, the better, I found).

Combine raspberries and sugar, place around the breast.

Bake another 10 minutes or until thermometer pops up.

Let stand 10 minutes before carving.

Tags: Holiday cooking · Your Recipes and Lost and Found

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben // Apr 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    This sounds wonderful… anything with a glaze excites me!

  • 2 Doug // Dec 22, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I’m actually a big fan of fruit or citrus flavored turkey. Definitely going to have to give this a try.

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