Maple Orange Glazed Turkey Roast Recipe w/ Homemade Gravy

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I'm not sure which part of this recipe I like more: the maple-orange turkey or the gravy it makes. I think I'll have to give in and just say both!


  • 1 10-pound turkey, thawed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare turkey for roasting, making sure to remove any packets from cavity. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan and add water to pan. Brush turkey with oil and cover loosely with tin foil. Roast for 1-1/4 hours, remove the foil, and roast for another hour.

In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the maple syrup, chili powder, orange juice, salt and pepper. Brush or pour the glaze over the turkey. Roast for 35 to 45 more minutes until turkey is golden brown and temperature has reached 170 degrees. Remove from oven and cover with tin foil, and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

Place turkey on platter and then skim the fat from the roasting pan. Place the pan on stovetop and pour in 3/4 cup chicken broth. Release the browned bits on the bottom of the pan by using a spoon. In a small bowl, combine the flour and remaining 1/4 cups chicken broth. Pour into roasting pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until it is slightly thickened. If gravy becomes too thick, add more water or broth. Serve over turkey when desired consistency is reached.

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