This tasty entrée is glazed with pure sweet honey, perfectly complementing the savory lemon-sage gravy.
- 1 pkg. fresh sage, leaves chopped
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. McCormick® garlic powder
- 3 lemons, divided
- 1 Schnucks fresh or frozen turkey, thawed
- 1 celery rib, coarsely chopped
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1 cup Schnucks pure honey
- 3 boxes less-sodium chicken broth, divided
- 1/3 cup King Arthur® all-purpose flour
- Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in 17x14" deep roasting pan. In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sage, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cut 1 lemon into quarters.
- Remove giblets, liver and neck from turkey cavities; freeze or save for later use. Prepare turkey as package directs; place turkey, breast side up, on rack in pan. Sprinkle inside cavity and outside of turkey with sage mixture. Place celery, onion and lemon quarters inside cavity. If not already secured, tie legs together with kitchen string; tuck wing tips under turkey to hold in place. Tent turkey loosely with aluminum foil; roast 1 1/2 hours.
- Meanwhile, from remaining 2 lemons, grate 1 tablespoon peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice. In microwave-safe medium bowl, heat honey, lemon peel and 1 tablespoon juice in microwave oven on high 30 seconds or until easy to blend; stir in 2 tablespoons sage. With brush, baste turkey with some honey mixture.
- Pour 1 can broth into bottom of roasting pan. Tent turkey with foil; roast 2 1/2-3 hours longer, basting every 20 to 30 minutes with warmed honey mixture. (Pop up temperature indicator may not work properly and stick with honey basting; make sure to have an instant-read thermometer available.)
- Remove foil during last 30 minutes of roasting to brown top, if necessary. Cook turkey until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 160°F in thickest part of thigh, making sure thermometer doesn’t touch bone. Transfer turkey to platter or carving board; loosely cover with foil and reserve excess juices for gravy. (Internal temperature will rise about 10°F upon standing.)
- Meanwhile, remove rack from roasting pan; with spoon, skim excess fat from drippings. Place roasting pan with drippings across 2 burners. With whisk, stir flour into drippings until well combined; add remaining 2 cans broth. Heat 4-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently to scrape brown bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10-12 minutes longer or until gravy thickens, stirring occasionally. For smoother gravy, strain through fine-mesh strainer, if desired. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon sage and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Carve turkey and serve with gravy.
616 CALORIES Per Serving
SATURATED FAT: 6G
Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe.