maple glazed spatchcock turkey

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thanks for joining me for another another thanksgiving recipe!!! thanksgiving month continues today with the star of the thanksgiving show…the turkey! maple glazed spatchcock turkey with maple herb butter & easy gravy, to be exact!

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after making the same lemon herb turkey recipe for the last 4 years (sometimes twice a year, when you count friendsgiving!), i really wanted to change things up & try something different this year. while you can always count on the combination of lemon & herbs to really help your Thanksgiving turkey stand out, i wanted to bring some slightly cozier flavors to the thanksgiving table this year. it is autumn, after all!

& this maple glazed spatchcock turkey? it does just that: it. is. everything.maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

there are really just 4 key steps to roasting the perfect turkey:

  1. you spatchcock it. (i’ll explain more about that in just a second! but for now, here’s what you need to know: spatchcocking is the miracle you never knew your thanksgiving needed.)
  2. you butter it.
  3. you roast it.
  4. you baste it.
  5. bonus: you glaze it.

spatchcock. butter. roast. baste. glaze. that’s it!

for maple glazed spatchcock turkey, we’re going to make an easy maple herb butter. it only takes a few minutes to throw together, & it’s made entirely with things you already have in your kitchen if you’re prepping thanksgiving dinner:

  • butter
  • pure maple syrup
  • garlic
  • the thanksgiving fresh herb trifecta otherwise known as rosemary, sage, & thyme

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maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

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you slather the turkey with the maple herb butter, working it in every nook & cranny between the skin & the meat, then place it in a roasting pan over a couple more of my favorite flavor-bomb ingredients: onions & white wine.

as the turkey roasts, it’ll take on flavor from all directions. the maple herb butter will slowly melt down into the turkey, basting the turkey as it cooks & ensuring every bit of your bird stays juicy & takes on major maple-y, herb-y, garlicky, buttery goodness. all the while, the white wine wafts around the turkey, scenting the bird with its flavor. dreamy, right?!

to take things to the next level, this maple glazed spatchcock turkey gets glazed with pure maple syrup. in its last hour of roasting, you’ll pull the turkey out of the oven every 20 minutes & brush its entire surface with pure maple syrup. maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

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the maple syrup does double duty to help the skin get totally, totally crispy & beautifully golden brown…like, magazine-worthy golden brown. you’ll seriously be so excited by how perfect your turkey looks!

a gorgeously golden brown thanksgiving turkey (✔), which has stayed ridiculously moist & juicy (✔✔), with slightly sweet & totally crispy skin (✔✔✔) & TONS of maple-y, herb-y, garlicky, buttery flavor (✔✔✔✔)?!?!?!

yeah. i totally wasn’t kidding when i said this maple glazed spatchcock turkey recipe does it all. 😉maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

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(did i mention the whole thing comes together in less than 2 hours?!…)

how to spatchcock turkeymaple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

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i bet your only question at this point is something like this: “jess, what the heck is spatchcocking?!” if so…prepare for the way you look at roasting thanksgiving turkey to be forever changed…

spatchcocking is basically a method for breaking down turkey, or any poultry really. you remove the bird’s backbone, which allows you to press it out totally flat, so its breasts & its legs lie at about the same thickness.

& a flat turkey? it’s a really, really good thing for thanksgiving.

because the breasts & the legs are about the same thickness once the turkey is laid out flat, spatchcocked turkeys roast faster & cook more evenly. it only takes 90 minutes to cook a 15-pound turkey when it’s spatchcocked, vs 4 hours for the same sized turkey when you traditionally roast it!

& guess what! since the breasts & legs cook at roughly the same rate, your thanksgiving turkey stays totally, totally juicy. think about it! when you roast a turkey the traditional way, the thighs are tucked under the rest of the turkey, leaving the breasts exposed to all the hot air while you wait & wait & wait for HOURS for those legs to cook through. that’s why your thanksgiving turkey always dries out!

when you spatchcock your turkey, the breasts & legs sit at the same thickness, & cook through at the same rate, meaning every part of the turkey stays nice & juicy. so, yes! you can kiss the days of dried out turkey goodbye!maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

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ever since we started spatchcocking our thanksgiving turkeys back in 2014 we haven’t roasted turkey any other way. it’s seriously a thanksgiving miracle. i even wrote a blog post a few years back including step-by-step photos to show you exactly how to spatchcock your turkey. if you’re a visual learner, definitely check it out!

choosing the right Thanksgiving turkey

maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

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picking out your Thanksgiving turkey really comes down to two considerations:

  1. how much turkey do you need?
  2. what kind of turkey should you buy?

& lucky for you, both are pretty easy to figure out!

first, how much turkey do you need? when you’re figuring out how much turkey you’ll need to feed your Thanksgiving crowd, follow the general rule of thumb that you should shoot for one pound per person. if you’re feeding 12 people, grab a 12-pound turkey – easy as that! if you’re feeding 12 people, but want to make sure you have some leftovers to enjoy over thanksgiving weekend, grab a 14- or 15-pound turkey.

second, what kind of turkey to buy? since it’s the holidays & thanksgiving is one of the most important meals of the year, you obviously want to buy the best quality thanksgiving turkey you can find, at the best price. for me, that means one thing: Honeysuckle White.

Honeysuckle White traceable turkeysmaple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

i’m so super excited to be partnering up with both Honeysuckle White & their sister brand, Shady Brook Farms, as exclusive partners for plays well with butter’s thanksgiving this year!

here’s the deal: Honeysuckle White & Shady Brook Farms are super committed to quality & creating transparency to show us where our food comes from & how it is raised. their turkeys are exclusively raised on family-owned & operated farms across the u.s.

plus! these turkeys are grown without the use of growth-promoting antibiotics so you can feel really good about serving them to your loved ones at thanksgiving or friendsgiving…& they’re still offered at prices comparable to conventionally raised turkeys! how cool is that?!

i had the opportunity to visit one of these family farms earlier this fall, the plemmons’ farm, owned & operated by roger & coleen plemmons & their family in iberia, missouri. visit to @Honeysuckle White farm in Iberia Missouri as i developed this maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkeyvisit to @Honeysuckle White farm in Iberia Missouri as i developed this maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

it was so neat to get a behind the scenes look into what life on a turkey farm is like, but my biggest take-away from the trip is how amazing it was to see the real people who raise these turkeys day in & day out.

the plemmons’ farm is truly a family operation. we met roger & coleen’s children & grandchildren, who all pitch in & play an active role on the farm. & they all immensely care about what they do & about the welfare of their animals. (hence the snazzy blue suits below!)visit to @Honeysuckle White farm in Iberia Missouri as i developed this maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey visit to @Honeysuckle White farm in Iberia Missouri as i developed this maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey visit to @Honeysuckle White farm in Iberia Missouri as i developed this maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey visit to @Honeysuckle White farm in Iberia Missouri as i developed this maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

& the really cool part is that you can experience this too! Honeysuckle White has a really amazing traceable turkey program. they piloted the program last year (this technology is truly first-of-its-kind in the turkey industry!), & based on its success, the program has expanded this year. this year, over 200,000 of Honeysuckle White & Shady Brook Farms turkeys can be traced right back to the family farm where they were raised! how cool is that?!

traceable turkeys come with a “trace your turkey” tag, which contains a code you can enter on their website to trace your holiday turkey right back to the family farm it was raised on. you can learn more about where the farm is located, what the family farm’s story entails, & even see photos of the farm itself. (this is seriously so cool! the turkey used for this recipe came from spurrin’s farm, a 3rd generation family farm just outside of austin, tx.)maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

be sure to check out this store locator to see where you can pick up a traceable turkey for thanksgiving this year (for my minneapolis & st. paul friends, Honeysuckle White’s traceable turkeys can be found all over the metro, at lund’s & byerly’s & cub!)

…or, just save a trip to the store & order one from amazon. (that’s right! they’re on amazon too!)maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

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maple glazed spatchcock turkey. spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier, especially thanks to @Honeysuckle White turkey (#ad)! #playswellwithbutter #turkeyrecipe #thanksgivingturkey #moistturkeyrecipe #bestthanksgivingturkeyrecipe #spatchcock #spatchcockturkey

maple glazed spatchcock turkey with maple herb butter & easy turkey gravy


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spatchcock turkey gets slathered in an easy-to-make maple herb butter, then roasted & finished with a simple maple glaze. the perfect thanksgiving flavors, in one easy maple glazed spatchcock turkey recipe! roasting a juicy & moist thanksgiving turkey has never been easier!


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Ingredients

  • 1 14-15 pound Honeysuckle White Fresh Traceable Whole turkey, necks & giblets removed (see Recipe Notes)
  • 2 cup(s) good white wine (see Recipe Notes)
  • 1 large yellow onions, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 12 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup, divided

for the maple herb butter:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

for the easy turkey gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup good white wine (see Recipe Notes)
  • maple glazed roasted spatchcocked turkey pan drippings
  • 23 cups turkey stock or low-sodium chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Mix the maple herb butter: In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme, and Kosher salt. Set aside.
  3. Spatchcock the turkey: Place the turkey on a sturdy surface, breast side facing down. Using a sharp knife or very sharp kitchen shears, carefully snip along each side of the turkey’s spine, until it’s completely detached. Set aside. Use your hands to stretch open the ribs of the turkey, revealing the inner cavity. Use a sharp knife to carefully score the breast bone. Flip the turkey, so its breast side is facing you. Place your hands on the center of its breasts, on the breast bone. Use your body weight to apply pressure to the chest plate and crack the bone. Woohoo! Your turkey is spatchcocked!
  4. Prep the turkey for roasting: Arrange the onions across the bottom of large roasting pan. Pour the white wine over top. If desired, toss the back bone and neck into the roasting pan too – this adds extra flavor to your gravy! Lay the spatchocked turkey in the roasting pan over the onions, breast side facing up. Gently tuck its wings underneath its breasts to prevent burning. Use your hands to spread the herb butter all over the turkey, between its skin & meat. This helps keep the turkey nice & juicy as it roasts! Pat the outside completely dry with a paper towel, then drizzle the olive oil over top. Use your hands to rub the olive oil all over the outside of the turkey. Season generously with Kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  5. Roast the turkey for 30 minutes. Remove the turkey from the oven and brush maple syrup all over the outsides of the turkey.  Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue to roast for 1 additional hour, removing the turkey from the oven to brush with maple syrup every 20 minutes. You may want to rotate the pan every time you place it back in the oven, to ensure even roasting & browning. The turkey will be ready to pull from the oven once a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers an internal temperature of 170 degrees.
  6. Rest the turkey at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before carving.
  7. Make the gravy: Meanwhile, as the turkey rests, make the gravy. Transfer the drippings to a large liquid measuring cup and use a spoon to skim off most of the fat and discard. There will be a lot since the turkey is butter roasted – leave some in, but you definitely don’t  need it all! Place the roasting pan over two burners on your stove. Add the butter and shallots and cook for 4-5 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened. Sprinkle the flour over the whole roasting pan and cook, whisking constantly, until a darkened roux forms, 2-3 minutes. While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the white wine. Let the mixture bubble & reduce slightly. Pour in the turkey drippings & stock; you’ll want 4 cups total liquid so the amount of stock you use will depend on how much drippings you have (if you have 1 cup drippings, use 3 cups stock; if you have 2 cups drippings, use 2 cups stock, etc.). Continue to whisk until the gravy reduces to your desired thickness. Taste and season with salt and ground black pepper as needed; this will vary based on the amount of salt that’s in your drippings & your stock so use your judgement. Turn the heat to low to keep the gravy warm until you are ready to serve; if a film forms at the surface just give it a good whisk & it will incorporate back into the gravy in no time.
  8. Serve: Carve, serve, & enjoy!

Notes

  • Thawing out your turkey: Do NOT forget to thaw your turkey. A frozen turkey will NOT cook in time for Thanksgiving dinner – it just won’t happen! Let your turkey thaw out in the refrigerator, following the general rule of thumb that you need to defrost 24 hours per every 4 pounds – so, a 12-14 pound bird will take about 3 days to thaw out in the fridge.
  • How to spatchcock turkey: If you’ve never spatchcocked turkey before, I suggest checking out this post. It has step-by-step photos for the entire process. Having the right tools will help immensely: you’ll need good kitchen shears & a good knife. Other helpful tools for turkey roasting? A roasting pan, turkey baster, & a pastry brush
  • Roasting time for your turkey will vary based on the size of your turkey! Follow the general rule of thumb that you want to roast a spatchcocked bird 6 minutes per pound. For a 15 pound turkey, this amounts to 90 minutes total. For a smaller bird, you’ll want to pull it out of the oven a  little early; a larger bird a little later. Always use a meat thermometer to check to make sure the thickest part of the thigh registers an internal temperature of 175 degrees.
  • Wine: Because the wine is an important flavor-builder for both the turkey & the gravy, you’ll want to use a nice white wine. No need to break the bank here, but it’s important that the wine has good flavor on its own. Use a drinkable dry white wine, such as an unoaked Chardonnay, or steal a few cups from whatever you plan to serve with dinner!
  • Category: turkey
  • Method: spatchcock

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