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Rosemary Apricot Glazed Turkey

Rosemary Apricot Glazed Turkey is a simple, beautiful and delicious recipe for Thanksgiving. Savory, fresh rosemary and sweet apricot create the perfect glaze for turkey.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Turkey
Servings: 6
Calories: 275kcal


  • 1 7 pound turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cups apricot preserves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary plus more for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and melt the butter.
  • Place turkey in a roasting pan or on a rack over a pan and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Brush the melted butter all over the turkey and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and place the turkey in the oven and roast as directed on the package up until the last half hour or so.
  • Whisk together the apricot preserves and rosemary while the turkey is roasting and set aside.
  • When there is about a half hour left of cook time uncover the turkey and, brush on the glaze. Continue roasting.
  • The turkey is done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F in the center of the turkey, not touching a bone.
  • Let the turkey rest at least 20 minutes before carving.



Tips and Techniques

  • It is not recommended to rinse the turkey before patting dry with paper towels.
  • Roast 15 minutes per pound if unstuffed, and 20 minutes per pound if stuffed.
  • If your turkey starts to brown before the roasting time is up, cover it with aluminum foil.
  • The internal temperature needs to reach 165°F in the center of the turkey, not touching a bone.
  • Let the turkey rest for at least 20 minutes before carving – this allows the juices redistribute.
  • Double the recipe for a whole turkey.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 356mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 0.2mg