Maple Turkey Breast

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Recipe — Maple Turkey Breast
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6 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2.2 lbs root vegetables, cut into 2.5 cm (1 in) cubes
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 heads garlic, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 4 to 5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 boneless turkey breast about 1 kg (2.2 lb), skin on and tied


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. In a roasting pan, place all the root vegetables, onion, garlic, oil, maple syrup and rosemary. Distribute evenly.
  3. Roast in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir, then set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine butter, maple sugar, mustard, salt and pepper.
  5. Brush this mixture over the turkey, place turkey on vegetables and roast in oven for another 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 160°C (325°F) and roast for another 1 hour 15 minutes.
  6. Remove roasting pan from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Remove string and carve the breast.
  7. Arrange slices on vegetables, pour pan juices over top, and serve.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.