Cherry Glazed Smoked Turkey
cherry, glazed, rub, turkey
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in a saucepan under medium heat add the butter, garlic and rosemary. Heat until it becomes very aromatic then add the balsamic vinegar.
Let the balsamic vinegar reduce for about 2 minutes. Add the cherry preserve and bring to a simmer and remove from heat.
Get your smoker cooking to 250 degrees. I prefer hickory for turkey.
Remove all the parts inside the turkey. Rub the entire turkey with our rub blend. Then repeat using the butter.
Place the turkey in a foil pan large enough for it to fit in and place on the smoker.
Smoke for about an hour or two until the turkey has a nice golden color. Then cover with foil. Smoke for another 4 to 5 hours. Your internal temp should be around 150 degrees.
Add a layer of the cherry glaze to the turkey and smoke for another hour. Add the remainder of the glaze and make sure your internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees.
Remove the turkey and let rest for 15-20 minutes and serve.
Here is the link to our rub recipe -
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