Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey

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Description

Recipe by The National Turkey Federation

Ingredients

15 Pound Whole turkey, fresh or frozen (thawed)
As needed, Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large Tart apple, quartered
1/2 Cup Peach preserves
2 Tablespoons Bourbon
2 Teaspoons Angostura bitters
As needed Pickled peaches, drained

Directions

1
Remove giblets (discard liver), neck and any visible fat from turkey; reserve for stock. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.
2
Sprinkle turkey cavity with salt and pepper. Place quartered apple in cavity.
3
Tie drumsticks together and twist wing tips behind back.
4
Place turkey, breast side up, on a wire roasting rack (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray) in a shallow hotel pan.
5
Roast turkey in a preheated 325 degree F oven about 3-3/4 hours. Baste with pan juices.
6
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, over low heat, combine preserves, bourbon and bitters. Cook until preserves are melted.
7
During the last 30 minutes of roasting time, baste bird with bourbon peach glaze. Continue to roast until the thermometer registers 180 degrees F in the thigh.
8
Remove turkey from oven. Discard apple quarters. Allow turkey to rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.
9
Garnish with pickled peaches.