Smoked Honey Glazed Turkey

Smoked turkey
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  • 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 12 to 14
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This is an easy way to smoke a turkey. The marinade mixture is used as an injection solution and as a baste. If you bring the smoker temperature up towards the very end, you will get a nice crispy skin on your turkey. Similarly, you can transfer the turkey to the oven at around 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for about 10 minutes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (15 pound) turkey (thawed)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

How to Make It

  1. Prepare smoker for a 6 to 8-hour smoke at about 230 F (110 C).
  2. In a saucepan melt butter. Add wine, honey, salt, and cinnamon. Heat on low temperature until mixture is smooth and thin.
  3. Using a turkey injector, inject half the mixture into the turkey in all meaty areas. Brush remaining mixture over turkey. You can reserve some of the baste to apply later, during the cooking process.
  4. Place turkey in the smoker. When the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 F (75 C.) the turkey is done. Remove from smoker and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Carve and serve.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 340
    Total Fat 14 g
    Saturated Fat 5 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 141 mg
    Sodium 546 mg
    Carbohydrates 11 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 39 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)