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Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Turkey Recipe

Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Turkey


Baste your turkey in delectable new flavors this Thanksgiving with this Middle Eastern glaze of pomegranate molasses, sage, and horseradish.


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring continuously, until sugar is dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring frequently, until reduced down to 1 1/2 cups, about 1 hour. Remove from heat. Let pomegranate molasses cool to room temperature, at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  3. Whisk the pomegranate molasses, horseradish, mustard, and sage together in a bowl to make the glaze.
  4. Remove any giblets or gizzards from the turkey and place the turkey in a roasting pan. Brush with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven, basting with the juices from the bottom of the pan every 15 minutes, for 2 hours. When an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 175 degrees F (79 degrees C), brush turkey with 1 cup glaze. Continue roasting until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes more.
  6. Remove turkey from the oven and brush with the remaining glaze. Cover with a loose tent of aluminum foil and allow to rest for 15 minutes before carving up that turkey.

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Nutritional Information

Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Turkey

Servings Per Recipe: 24
Calories: 471.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 91 %
carbohydrates: 9 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber:
fat: 31 %
saturated fat: 26 %
cholesterol: 44 %
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents: 127 %
vitamin b6: 42 %
vitamin c: 7 %
folate: 3 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 18 %
magnesium: 15 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 7 %
thiamin: 11 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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