Cranberry Glazed Turkey Recipe


Course Turkey
Cuisine American


  • 12-14 pound thawed turkey
  • 16 ounce jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 finely chopped medium sized onions
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Remove any visible fat from the turkey including the neck and giblets (discard livers) and keep aside for stock.
  • Now wash the turkey properly with cold water and drain well. With the help of paper napkins, soak all the water.
  • Tie the drumsticks together and twist wing tips behind back. Mow spray the wire roasting rack with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the turkey in a shallow pan breast side up and then onto the roasting wire rack, and cover it loosely with foil. Roast the turkey for 2 1/2 hours in an oven at 325 degrees, basting with pan juices.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the onions with salt and pepper over medium flame for 15 minutes.
  • Pour in the cranberry sauce and mix the sugar, stir it well and bring it to boil.
  • Now reduce the heat to slow and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
  • Now remove the foil and glaze the turkey. Roast it for another 1/2 to 1 1/4 hour or till the temperature of the thigh becomes 180 degrees.
  • Then remove the turkey from the oven and allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes before carving.
  • The cranberry glazed roasted turkey is ready to serve.