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maple glazed turkey breast on a white platter with fresh thyme on the side and a blue towel underneath the platter.
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5 from 2 votes

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast

You are going to love this succulent and juicy maple-glazed turkey breast. If you love white meat then this is definitely the recipe for you!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 693kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 lb Bone-in Turkey Breast
  • 4 ounces softened unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brine

  • 4 quartz water
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt

Maple Butter

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter

Instructions

  • In a large pot combine the water and kosher salt.
  • Rinse and pat dry the turkey breast.
  • Place the turkey breast in the large pot and refrigerate for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Rinse the turkey and pat dry it with a paper towel.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix the softened butter, chopped garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Rub the butter mixture under the skin and outside of the turkey breast.
  • Cover the turkey with foil and bake for 2 1/2 hours.
  • In a small bowl combine the melted butter and maple syrup.
  • Brush the entire turkey breast with the maple mixture.
  • Place the turkey back in the oven, uncovered, while brushing with the maple butter every 15 minutes, and cook until the thickest part of the turkey reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Let the turkey breast rest for 20 minutes covered before carving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 5023mg | Potassium: 1053mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4.6mg