Peach-Glazed Roast Turkey


For a holiday centerpiece that tastes as amazing as it looks coat your roast turkey recipe in a sweet and tangy peach glaze. The turkey glaze creates a mouthwatering caramelized exterior on the elegant entree.

Peach-Glazed Roast Turkey
Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
Roast Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 35 mins
plus leftovers


  • 1 14-16 pound whole turkey

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 peach, peeled, seeded, and quartered, or 1 cup frozen peach slices, thawed

  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 5 fresh thyme sprigs

  • 5 fresh rosemary sprigs

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion

  • 1 cup peach preserves

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. For the turkey: Preheat oven to 325°F. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Generously season the inside cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper. Stuff it with the peaches, lemon quarters, thyme, and rosemary. Tie the drumsticks together with 100% cotton kitchen string or twine. Tuck the wings under the body to keep them from burning. Brush turkey with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Generously season the outside of the turkey with salt and pepper. Roast for 2 1/2 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, make the peach glaze: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the preserves, orange juice, vinegar, mustard, and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

  3. Cut string or band of skin. Continue to roast for 30 minutes to 1 1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 175°F when inserted deep into the thigh (but away from the bone), brushing with 1/2 cup of the peach glaze during the last 20 minutes of roasting time. Cover turkey loosely with foil during roasting, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning. Remove the turkey, cover with foil, and let it rest for 15 minutes before carving. Serve with remaining peach glaze.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

559 Calories
21g Fat
19g Carbs
70g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 559
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 239mg 80%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 70g
Vitamin C 11.7mg 59%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 622mg 13%
Folate, total 24.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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