Smoked Brown Sugar Turkey with a Sweet Bourbon Glaze in a Digital Electric Smoker
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Smoked Brown Sugar Turkey with a Sweet Bourbon Glaze in a Digital Electric Smoker

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A turkey breast is significantly smaller than a full bird and can be prepped and cooked a lot faster. With a quick rub of brown sugar and spice and a sticky glaze at the end, this smoked turkey breast is easy and opens oven space for the rest of your holiday feast.

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Ingredients

For the Turkey
1
5-7 pound turkey breast
1/2
cup brown sugar
1
tablespoon salt
1
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon cumin
1
teaspoon cayenne
1/2
teaspoon paprika
 
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°F 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°F 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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  • Time | Nov 19, 2018

    About how long did smoking the turkey breast take?

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    • Char-Broil | Nov 19, 2018

      Hi, if you are smoking turkey breast you can expect it to take anywhere from 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

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