Sugar-and-Spice Cured Turkey


Remove giblets and neck; rinse turkey with cold water. Pat dry. Tie legs together with string; tuck wingtips under. Combine brown sugar and next 6 ingredients. Rub over turkey. Cover with plastic wrap; chill 8 hours.

Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up. Arrange onion quarters around turkey. Pour 2 cans of broth in bottom of pan.

Bake, loosely covered with foil, at 325 for 1 1/2 hours. Uncover and bake 1 1/2 more hours, or until meat thermometer registers 180. (Cover with foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.) Remove onion; discard, reserving pan drippings. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.

Combine pan drippings and enough chicken broth to equal 2 cups in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes until thickened. Serve with turkey. Garnish, if desired.

Servings: 8-10

Submitted By: Kyle
Original Source: Southern Living

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