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Glazed Turkey Breast


  • 1 bone-in whole turkey breast (about 5 1/2 to 6 pounds)
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup apricot peach, or cherry jam


  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Set the turkey breast on a roasting rack set on a pan. Blot the turkey breast with paper towels to dry and salt generously.
  • Roast the turkey breast for approximately 2 hours, until an instant read thermometer reads 150F.
  • Paint the jam on the turkey breast to coat. Reduce the oven temperature to 300F. Continue roasting the turkey breast until the jam darkens into a sticky glaze.
  • When the temperature of the turkey breast is a few degrees below 165F, remove it from the oven. Tent it lightly with aluminum foil and let it rest. The meat will continue to cook for a while outside of the oven, so the internal temp should rise to 165F during the resting period.
  • After 20-30 minutes of resting, the turkey is ready to carve and serve.