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.

Maple Orange-Glaze Turkey Roast
Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ¾ cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 2.5-3.5 pound boneless turkey roast

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted


  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.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
5g Fat
21g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 665mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 9.7mg 49%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 381mg 8%
Folate, total 10.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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