Roast Turkey With Pomegranate-Port Wine Sauce

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins




  • Heat oven to 325. Spray roasting rack with cooking spray; place in shallow roasting pan. Place thyme in cavity of turkey. Rub garlic over breast, thighs and legs; place in cavity. Place turkey on rack. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Press legs wide open to allow heat to enter cavity. Pour water into bottom of pan.
  • Bake 3 1/2 hours to 4 hours or until internal temperature of thickest part of thigh reaches 180 degrees. (Add addition water to pan if water evaporates.) Cover breast loosely with foil when starting to brown (about halfway through baking).
  • Meanwhile, boil pomegranate juice, port, and honey in medium skillet over high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened to glaze consistency and bottom of skillet appears while stirring (glaze will thicken more while standing). Remove foil from turkey during last 15 minutes of baking; brush with glaze (glaze will bead up on turkey at first but will begin to adhere with additional brushing).
  • Cover turkey loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving.