Roasted Turkey Breast with Maple & Bourbon Glaze

This is a family favorite that always has enough leftovers for sandwiches the next day.

1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons bourbon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (4 to 5-pound) turkey breast
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together syrup, mustard, and bourbon in a small bowl and season with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Set glaze aside.
  3. Rub entire turkey breast with butter and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in a small roasting pan and roast for 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 155 degrees F, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. During the last 15 minutes of roasting, brush the breast with the glaze.
  7. Remove from the oven, loosely tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

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