Sage and Citrus Glazed Turkey Recipe

Sage and Citrus Glazed Turkey Recipe

With Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away, we're turning to our partner Le Creuset to learn how to make an especially delicious turkey creation. Using their Signature 7-Qt. Roaster, consider trying out this Sage and Citrus Glazed Turkey Recipe for your upcoming feast. 

Cook Time:
Over 2 hours

Serving Size:


Citrus Glaze:

  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • 1 12-pound turkey, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 5-6 fresh sage leaves
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Recipe Notes

A sweet tart citrus glaze is the perfect way to brighten your holiday turkey. Make the best use of your time and oven space by reheating side dishes and finishing the gravy while the turkey rests.


For the citrus glaze:

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all glaze ingredients. Whisk until the brown sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the glaze has reduced, thickened, and coats the back of a spoon (about 20 minutes). Set aside to cool completely.

Le Creuset Signature Saucepan with Lid

Signature 2.25-Qt. Saucepan with Lid - shown here in Marseille ($230)

For the turkey:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Rinse the turkey with cold water and pat dry. Place turkey, breast side up, in a large roasting pan. Gently lift the skin on the breasts and rub with the butter. Place a few sage leaves underneath the skin. Truss the legs with twine. Generously season turkey all over with salt and pepper and baste generously with glaze. Cover loosely with foil.

Place turkey in preheated oven and roast for 2 hours covered, basting occasionally with glaze. Remove foil and continue roasting an additional 1 1/2 hours, basting frequently. The turkey is done when a thermometer inserted into the meatiest part of the thigh registers 165°F and juices run clear. Allow turkey to rest at least 20-30 minutes before carving.

Le Creuset Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe - Roaster

Signature 7-Qt. Roaster - shown here in Oyster ($200)

In addition to the Le Creuset Roaster and Saucepan, these products will also come in handy.

Laguiole Jean Dubost Carving Set

Laguiole Black Carving Set ($60)


Large Stoneware Serving Platter

Large Stoneware Serving Platter - shown here in Marseille ($70)


5-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set

Craft 5-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set with Crock - shown here in Cerise ($60)

Shop our Entertain the Holidays collection here for more holiday feasting (& drinking) essentials. 


Recipe courtesy of Le Creuset

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