1. Rosemary-Pear Glazed Roasted Turkey
1 (10 pound) turkey
1 tbsp butter, melted
1,5 cup pear nectar
1-2 small sprigs of fresh rosemary
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
1 Combine pear nectar, brown sugar, rosemary sprigs and salt in a saucepan. Add butter. Boil gently, stirring often, for 5-10 minutes or until it’s glazed. Cool it.
2 Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Remove giblets from turkey, rinse it inside and pat dry with paper towels. Season inside of turkey with salt. Strongly tie turkey’s drumsticks with a string. Tuck wing tips under. Brush Turkey with melted butter and cover it with aluminum foil.
3 Place turkey in a preheated oven, breast side up, in a flat roasting pan. Roast for 2-3 hours. During the last 20 minutes of roasting, brush turkey twice with the rosemary-pear glaze.
4 Remove turkey from oven; let it stand and cool for 15-30 minutes.
You can serve this delicious turkey with the roasted pear halves: just peel some pears, brush cut pears with melted butter, sprinkle them with lemon juice and rosemary leaves and add to pan with the turkey during the last 15 minutes of roasting.