Maple-Glazed Turkey with Gravy

240 mins (prep 30)
10 ingredients
makes 8 servings (with leftovers)
If you're eager for your turkey to have a luscious, crisp skin, you'll love this glaze, which takes it to a whole new level—maple syrup caramelizes on the surface, creating a superthin, almost glasslike, slightly sticky coating all over. And because the syrup is steeped with black peppercorns before glazing, it adds a nuanced floral quality along with a hint of heat.

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  • 1 (14-pound) turkey at room temperature 1 hour, any feathers and quills removed with tweezers or needlenose pliers, and neck and giblets removed and reserved for another use if desired
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 2/3 cup grade b maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup malt vinegar
  • 5 cups turkey stock , heated to liquefy if gelled
  • equipment: kitchen string ;17- by 14-inch flameproof roasting pan with a flat rack; a 1-qt measuring cup; a fat separator (optional)


Serving Size (235.62 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 339.26 Calories from Fat 128.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.28g 175.69%
Saturated Fat 4.23g 169.05%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 112.84mg 300.9%
Sodium 1652.06mg 550.69%
Total Carbohydrate 21.5g 57.34%
Dietary Fiber 0.36 g 11.48%
Sugars 15.09 g %
Protein 29.37g 469.85%
Vitamin A 12.34IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 82.41mg% Iron 2.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
b, malt vinegar, flat, a