Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Wow!! A great flavor for your turkey.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix the salt, pepper, savory and sage.
  2. Rub 1 Tablespoon of seasoning in the turkey cavity.
  3. Place the pears, onion and celery also in the cavity.
  4. Tie the drumsticks together.
  5. Place turkey on a rack with breast side up in a roasting pan.
  6. Combine butter and remaining seasoning mixture; brush over turkey.
  7. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours.
  8. Make sure you check the instructions for cooking time on your turkey label.
  9. While turkey is cooking, combine orange marmalade, orange juice and honey in saucepan.
  10. Bring mixture to boil.
  11. Reduce the heat until sauce thickens.
  12. Set aside and keep warm.
  13. When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with a tent of foil.
  14. Bake 1 hour longer or until meat thermometer reads 180 degrees, brushing occasionally with orange glaze.
  15. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.
  16. Thicken pan juices for gravy with water and cornstarch, if desired.


Most Helpful

I made this for Thanks Giving, and everyone thought that this was to die for. And the gravey that I made from the drippings turned out great too!!! Thank you for sharing this. I am sure that it will become a family tradition year after year for us. :)

lisambaker November 26, 2007

I'm not a big fan of orange marmalade, and you've got to be to enjoy this turkey. My family ate it up (all of it in fact). They thought it was delicous! I think if I was going to make it again, I'd put in everything but the marmalade. I loved the light honey flavor. Thanks for putting this recipe on here.

FloraandMerriwether June 16, 2003

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