One Pan Roast Turkey with Maple Croutons

Christmas / Mains

One pan roast turkey with maple croutons
6-8 portions


  • 2.2kg turkey crown
  • 185g softened unsalted butter
  • 25g chopped basil
  • 680 grams of thick sliced white bread
  • 2 tablespoons pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Pre heat the oven to 210°C
  2. Cream 3/4 of the butter with the chopped basil, salt and pepper
  3. Gently push half of the butter mixture under skin of the bird and spread the remaining mixture on top
  4. Place the turkey skin-side-up in a large roasting tin and cook at 210°C for 10 – 15 minutes until the top is brown
  5. Remove from the oven and cover with foil
  6. Turn the oven down to 200°C and cook the turkey for an hour and 10 minutes
  7. Whilst the turkey is roasting, prepare the croutons by removing the crusts from the bread and cutting into 1cm cubes
  8. Fry the croutons in the remaining butter until golden and drizzle with maple syrup
  9. Add the croutons to the roasting tin and cook with the turkey for a further 10-15 minutes
  10. Check the turkey is cooked through then transfer to a carving board, cover with tin foil and let it rest for 20 minutes
  11. Slice and serve with the croutons

A maple take on the classic Christmas turkey! This roast turkey recipe sees the turkey crown glazed in basil butter and paired with crispy, maple-infused croutons.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

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

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