Gorgeous, golden and sublime citrus finishing glaze, kissed with Grand Marnier®, to make your roasted turkey, pork roast or ham the sparkling gem on the holiday table. Made in just 15 minutes, our Cider, Brandy and Tangerine Glaze is the perfect “crowning touch” for your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. Holiday guests will rave!
A New Holiday Classic:
Cider, Brandy and Tangerine Glaze
For Roasted Turkey, Other Poultry and Pork
Looking for another way to infuse incredible depths of flavor into your holiday feast or special occasion dinner? Longing for a “crowning touch” such as a gorgeous and luscious citrus finishing glaze to make your roasted bird the sparkling gem on your holiday table?
Search no more. Wicked Good Kitchen has you covered!
Today I am delighted to share yet another holiday component recipe with you—Apple Cider, Brandy and Tangerine Glaze.
My friends, you, your family and holiday guests will be raving about this delectable and impressive but incredibly easy recipe.
There are only 6 ingredients and, from start to finish, it is ready in just 15 minutes. In addition, the recipe can be prepared a day in advance and cleanup is a snap.
You can do this.
Our fabulous Apple Cider, Brandy and Tangerine Glaze is used to glaze our Brandy and Tangerine-Glazed Roasted Turkey. It is out of this world. However, this glaze is ideal for other poultry and pork—such as pork loin roast and bone-in ham.
This spectacular glaze is so versatile that it doesn’t matter if your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey is brined and/or stuffed or not. This is because half of the recipe is brushed onto the roasting turkey about an hour or so before the end of roasting time (depending on the weight of the bird). Once the turkey is removed from the oven, the remaining is brushed on—just before resting and carving.
As a finishing glaze, our Cider, Brandy and Tangerine Glaze simply cannot be beat. The flavor profile is beyond scrumptious.
When I first made this wondrous glaze, and tasted it from the spoon, I could not stop! No joke. The Big Lug could not get over the fact that this glaze was concocted right in our own kitchen. Immediately, he requested it as a glaze for our Christmas bone-in ham!
If you are a fan of bright citrus and brandy, and enjoy savory with a little sweet-heat, and perhaps a whisper of smoky notes, you will be smitten with this glaze and it will soon become a favorite. Ever since I first made it, I have been scheming over other applications for favorite appetizers, like savory pork meatballs, and main dishes—perhaps even as a dipping sauce! Seafood prepared at home may never be the same.
Our Cider, Brandy and Tangerine Glaze is the perfect addition for those who enjoy a festive glaze “topping off” their holiday turkey or roasts. For either Thanksgiving or Christmas, the flavors of this divine glaze pair famously with classic holiday side dishes such as cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes. A new classic has arrived.
Here are more Thanksgiving recipes found on the blog that you do not want to miss—especially the Christmas Cranberry Buckle. We always enjoy it as a “Day After Thanksgiving” breakfast treat to kick off the Christmas holiday season!
Brandy and Tangerine-Glazed Roasted Turkey
Cider & Citrus Turkey Brine with Herbs and Spices
Golden Tangerine Turkey Giblet Stock
5-Star Sausage Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
Grandma’s Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread
Brandied Apple and Orange Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Spice Jam
Christmas Cranberry Buckle
Have you noticed a recurring theme for this holiday menu? Haha! We’re just insanely crazy about incorporating apples, apple cider, citrus, cranberries and brandy into our Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dishes. But, don’t worry. More Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes will be coming in the near future with layers of flavors—of the savory kind, too.
Thank you, my dear readers. I have heard your requests for this recipe for Cider, Brandy and Tangerine Glaze and was only happy to deliver. You’re gonna love it!
Meanwhile, best wishes to you, your family and friends for a very happy and meaningful upcoming Thanksgiving Day and winter holiday season!
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Gorgeous, golden and sublime citrus finishing glaze, kissed with Grand Marnier®, to make your roasted turkey, pork roast or ham the sparkling gem on your holiday table. Made in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect “crowning touch” for your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. Your holiday guests will rave!
- 1 cup (240 grams) tangerine marmalade, such as Stonewall Kitchen
- 1 cup (240 ml) Grand Marnier® (orange brandy), brandy or Cognac
- 5 tablespoons (75 ml) fresh apple cider
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) organic apple cider vinegar, such as Bragg®
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or ½ to ¾ teaspoon regular table salt
- 2 tablespoons (38 grams) unsalted butter
- Special Tools or Supplies
- Basting brush or pastry brush
While the turkey is roasting, prepare the glaze.
In a small saucepan, combine marmalade, brandy, apple cider, cider vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened to syrup consistency and reduced to 1½ cups, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted and well blended. Set aside to cool completely.
To use the glaze when roasting turkey, simply brush half of the glaze (¾ cup) over the uncovered turkey (remove any foil, first) just before the last hour to hour and a half of roasting time—calculated by the weight of the turkey.
Once the turkey has finished roasting (according to the recipe being followed), remove from oven. Immediately, brush the remaining glaze (¾ cup) over turkey. Allow the turkey to rest before carving and serving.
Tips:The glaze can be prepared one (1) day in advance. Cool completely, uncovered. Cover and refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before using. Orange marmalade may be substituted for tangerine marmalade. Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com Copyright © Wicked Good Kitchen. All content and images are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words. Alternatively, link back to this post for the recipe.