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Smoked Brown Sugar Turkey with a Sweet Bourbon Glaze in a Digital Electric Smoker
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Thanksgiving menu planning is in full swing. I am pinning this and Googling that, debating what creative new recipe I am going to add to the table. My problem has always been that I have a small family and need for a small, and yet holiday worthy, menu. Prepping a huge meal just isn't cost effective. And, really, even after a week of leftovers it's...

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Ingredients
For the Turkey
1/2
cup brown sugar
1
tablespoon salt
1
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon cumin
1
teaspoon cayenne
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1
5 - 7 pound turkey breast
 
Apple juice for spritzing
For the Glaze
1/3
cup pure maple syrup
2
tablespoons good bourbon
Directions
1

Prep your Digital Electric Smoker for smoking at 220 degrees with soaked wood chips.

2

Whisk the brown sugar, salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne and paprika in a bowl. Pat the turkey breast dry with towels and season liberally with the rub. Pat the rub to hold in place.

3

Arrange the turkey on the grate in the smoker and allow to smoke until it registers 165 degrees internal temperature, spritzing every 30 minutes with apple juice if desired. Remove the turkey and cover it loosely with foil to rest.

4

In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk the maple syrup and bourbon together. Allow to cook until thick and sticky.

5

Brush the sauce liberally over the turkey before slicing and serving.

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  • Test Run | Nov 15, 2017

    New to electric smokers so did a test run of this recipe before doing for Thanksgiving.
    YUP! A keeper, shared with 2 next door neighbors and they loved it as did we.

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