Sugar-And-Spice Cured Turkey

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Total Time
3hrs 20mins
20 mins
3 hrs

This flavorful, succulent turkey is marinated overnight in a brown sugar rub.

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  1. Remove giblets and neck; rinse turkey with cold water.
  2. Pat dry.
  3. Tie legs together with string; tuck wingtips under.
  4. Combine brown sugar and next 6 ingredients.
  5. Rub over turkey.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap; chill 8 hours.
  7. Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  8. Arrange onion quarters round turkey.
  9. Pour 2 cans broth in bottom of pan.
  10. Bake, loosely covered with foil, at 325°F for 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Uncover and bake 1 1/2 more hours or until meat thermometer registers 180°F.
  12. (Cover with foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.) Remove onion; discard, reserving pan drippings.
  13. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.
  14. Combine pan drippings and enough additional chicken broth to equal 2 cups in a saucepan over medium heat.
  15. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.
  16. Serve with turkey.