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Pomegranate Turkey Recipe

Pomegranate Turkey Recipe

Why make a traditional turkey when you can surprise your guests with a unique turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas. I love doing a unique twist on traditional holiday dishes, and this pomegranate turkey recipe was the hit of the holiday in our family last year. It is easy to make, and gives the turkey a sweet flavor that tastes just like eating candy.

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If you find yourself staring at the giant bird defrosted in your refrigerator wondering what to do with it…try making this fun new recipe.



1 turkey
1 cup of softened butter
1/4 cup of chopped rosemary
2 cups of pomegranate juice
4 large pomegranates
2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 Tbl. honey
1/2 cup of orange juice
4 Tbl. olive oil
Dash of salt and pepper


In a food processor, chopped the rosemary. Then add softened butter and blend until thoroughly blended.



Then brush olive oil all over a cleaned turkey. Cover with salt and pepper.


In a saucepan mix pomegranate juice and sugar. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Then add the garlic, honey, orange juice, olive oil and one spring of rosemary. Simmer for 30-35 minutes until the glaze has thickened.


Take the butter mixture and cover the bird inside of the skin, and all over the bird.


Add fresh pomegranate under the skin, inside of the bird and all over.

Pour the glaze over the bird. Cook at 325 for the required amount of time (see turkey package for times/per pound). Cook covered with foil – remove the foil for the last 30 minutes of cooking. Baste the turkey every thirty minutes with the juices. Enjoy!

Keep the recipe for years to come by printing it below:


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  1. Thanks for your information A good article and interesting.

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