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Honey and Spice Glazed Turkey

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2 teaspoons chili powder1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper2 tablespoons honey1 teaspoon cold water1 (15-pound) whole turkey, thawed if frozen2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Mix chili powder, garlic powder, allspice, cumin, salt, red pepper, honey and water in small bowl until well blended; set aside.
Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey; discard or refrigerate for another use. Drain juices from turkey; dry turkey with paper towels.
Turn wings back to hold neck skin against back of turkey.
Place turkey, breast up, on flat roasting rack in roasting pan 2 to 3 inches deep. Brush turkey with oil.
Roast turkey in the preheated oven for a total of 3 to 3 1/2 hours, covering breast and top of drumsticks loosely with foil after 2 hours to prevent overcooking of breast.
Uncover turkey breast and brush turkey with honey-spice mixture when about 45 minutes of roasting time remains. Return foil to top of turkey and continue roasting until food thermometer, inserted deep in thigh, reaches 180°F (85°C).
Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.