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Apricot-Kahlua Glazed Roasted Turkey

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“This is a simple glaze for roasted turkey that makes a wonderful sweet rich gravy from the drippings.”
1 turkey

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 12 cup Kahlua
  • 1 (12 -14 lb) whole turkey
  • 14 cup unsalted butter, softened


  1. I prefer to brine my turkey before roasting so just about any brine recipe will do. There are several very good ones posted on Recipezaar.
  2. After brining rinse turkey and pat dry with paper towels. Rub turkey with softened butter and sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper. Place in roasting pan with a cup of water (or broth) in the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a bowl combine preserves and Kahlua mixing well.
  4. Spread half of the mixture over the turkey and place in 350 degree oven.
  5. About half way through the roasting spread the other half over bird. Basting often with juices.
  6. Continue roasting until bird is cooked through and golden brown. If the breast is getting too brown tent with foil.

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