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bacon wrapped maple bourbon turkey breast on baking dish

Bacon Wrapped Maple Bourbon Turkey Breast

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  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 5 to 6-lb turkey (about 4 to 5 servings) 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 to 6 navel oranges, quartered
  • 5 to 6 lb turkey breast (thawed if frozen)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons bourbon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb maple-flavored bacon (regular bacon works fine, too)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place quartered oranges in single layer in bottom of large roasting pan. Place turkey on top, breast side-up. Pat skin dry with paper towels.
  2. In small bowl using fork, stir butter with bourbon and maple syrup until as well combined as possible (it may take a few minutes but it will get there). Spread and rub butter all over turkey skin and under skin, if possible. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper over turkey skin.
  3. Carefully wrap bacon strips around breast, one strip at a time, until turkey is covered from front to back. Bake 2 hours 30 mins to 3 hours until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast reads 165 degrees F. Let turkey breast rest in pan 20 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove turkey breast from pan and carve into slices. Spoon juices from pan over turkey just before serving.