Apricot Glazed Turkey

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• 21 Pound turkey, freshly
• 32 Ounces turkey broth,
• As needed table salt and freshly ground black pepper

For Apricot Glaze
• 1 Cup apricot preserves
• 1 Cup apricot nectar
• 1 tbsp Honey
• 2 tbsp Fresh gingerroot, stripped and minced

For Herb Butter
• 3/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
• 3 tbsp Chopped freshly sage
• 1 tablespoon Freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 tablespoon Salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
Mix apricot nectar, preserves, ginger and honey in a little heavy saucepan and bring in to a boil.
Decrease the heat up to medium-low and simmer for about 15 minutes, set up aside.
Blend butter, sage, table salt and pepper in a little normal bowl and keep aside this herb butter.
Clean and dry aside the turkey with paper towels.
Season the turkey with table salt and pepper.
Put the turkey on rack, and place in a large shallow roasting pan.
Slide fingers below the skin of turkey breast to loosen the skin.
Spread one-half of the herb butter all over breast below the skin and put remain of the herb butter in little saucepan.
Place it on low heat up until melted.
Brush the herb butter external of the turkey.
Tie the legs together loosely to form the shape of the turkey.
Roast turkey for about 30 minutes.
Decrease the oven temperature to 325 degree F.
Continue to roast turkey for some other 1-1/2 hours, basting on occasion with cooking pan drippings. Add broth to the cooking pan if cooking pan drippings evaporate.
Place the apricot glaze on low heat up and simmer.
Brush the turkey with 1/2 cup glaze and cover turkey with heavy foil.
Roast turkey for about 1 hour.
Remove the foil and roast turkey for some other 30 minutes, brushing remain of the glaze all over turkey.
Turkey is cooked when the inner temperature measures 170 degree F in the breast.
Place turkey on serving up dish, loosely tent with the foil.
Let stand for about 30 minutes before carving.
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