Maple turkey breast

Main courses

Maple turkey breast

6 portions

Method

20 min

Cooking

2h 15min

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg (2.2 lb.) root vegetables, cut into 2.5 cm (1") cubes
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 heads garlic, cut in half
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) softened butter
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple sugar
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 boneless turkey roast (1 kg / 2.2 lb.), with skin and trussed

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
  2. In a roasting pan, add all root vegetables, onion, garlic, oil, maple syrup and rosemary. Distribute evenly along the bottom. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir, then set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine butter, maple sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Brush this mixture over turkey roast, place turkey on vegetables and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 160 °C (325 °F) and bake for another 1 hour 15 minutes.
  4. Remove roasting pan from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Remove string and carve the roast. Serve on vegetables and pour pan juices all over.

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