Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Turkey Recipe

Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Turkey Recipe

How To Make Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Turkey

Tarty and festive, this turkey recipe makes a garnet-hued dish from sweet and tangy pomegranate molasses glaze fitting for the classic holiday dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours 18 minutes
Cool Time: 35 minutes
Total: 4 hours 8 minutes



For Pomegranate Molasses:

  • 4cupspomegranate juice
  • ½cupwhite sugar
  • ½cuplemon juice

For Turkey:

  • ¼cuphorseradish,prepared
  • 2tbspdijon mustard
  • 1tbspsage,fresh, chopped
  • 12lbsturkey,(1 whole) neck and giblets removed
  • ½cupolive oil
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper,to taste


Pomegranate Molasses:

  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 1½ cups, about 1 hour.

  2. Remove from heat. Let pomegranate molasses cool to room temperature, at least 20 minutes.


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Whisk the pomegranate molasses, horseradish, mustard, and sage together in a bowl to make the glaze.

  3. 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.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, basting with the juices from the bottom of the pan every 15 minutes, for 2 hours.

  5. When an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 175 degrees F, 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.


  • Calories: 408.93kcal
  • Fat: 17.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.37g
  • Fiber: 0.54g
  • Sugar: 9.92g
  • Protein: 49.36g
  • Cholesterol: 163.29mg
  • Sodium: 667.49mg
  • Calcium: 41.67mg
  • Potassium: 625.37mg
  • Iron: 2.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 39.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.74mg
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