Maple Orange-Glazed Turkey Roast

Citrus flavors pair with sweet maple syrup in this incredible grilled turkey recipe. Cooking the bird on the grill adds a smoky taste.

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Grill: 2 hrs 30 mins to 2 hrs
  • Stand: 15 mins
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Maple Orange-Glazed Turkey Roast
Ingredients
1
clove garlic, minced
1
tablespoon snipped fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup orange juice
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/2
cup maple syrup
1
2 1/2 pound boneless turkey roast
2
tablespoons butter, melted
Directions
  1. In a small bowl combine garlic, marjoram, salt, and pepper; set aside. For glaze, in a small saucepan stir together the orange juice and cornstarch; add half of the seasoning mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in maple syrup and orange peel; set aside.
  2. Brush the turkey roast with melted butter and rub with remaining seasoning mixture. Insert a meat thermometer near the center of the roast.
  3. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place the turkey roast directly on the grill rack over the pan. Cover; grill for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until thermometer registers 165F. Add coals to maintain heat every 30 minutes. Brush with glaze the last 30 minutes of grilling. Remove meat from grill. Cover with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before carving. (The meats temperature will rise 5F during standing.) Bring any remaining glaze to boiling; pass with turkey. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.)
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