Turkey with Apple & Honey Glaze
TOTAL TIME: 4 ½ - 5 HOURS
7 kg turkey
Salt and pepper
80 g unsalted butter, softened
For the Glaze
350 mL apple juice
40 g honey
20 g ginger, peeled and grated
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 190ºC.
Dry turkey with paper towel. Season the cavity with salt and pepper and rub butter all over turkey. Place in roasting tray and cover with foil, then roast for 1 ½ hours.
Meanwhile make the glaze by stirring all ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat until the honey melts. When honey has melted increase heat and let come to the boil. Boil for 8 minutes or until the glaze has reduced by half. Remove from heat.
Remove foil from turkey and baste with cooking juices. Cook for a further 30 minutes, uncovered. Pour over glaze and continue cooking for 30 minutes, then baste again with cooking juices and return to the oven. Baste every 30 minutes until the turkey is fully cooked (approximately 4 hours).
Meanwhile cut apples in half and put them in a bowl. Melt butter with honey and pour over the apples. Mix to coat all apples. Place apples in a small roasting dish and cook for 30 minutes or until the apples are cooked through.
Serve by arranging apples around the turkey.