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Roasted turkey and lingonberry jam

Roasted turkey and lingonberry jam

Eating turkey is tightly associated with the tradition of Thanksgiving dinner, but did you know that serving some lingonberry jam with this delicious meal, makes the experience even more delicious? Many people claim that lingonberries are the Swedish equivalent of cranberries, but you do not have to choose just one or the other as a condiment at your fabulous dinner party. We simply suggest that you give your guests a nice surprise, and serve them the lingonberry jam as well.
Total Time 5 hours
Course Dinner
Servings 8


Roasted turkey

  • 1 turkey approx 11 lb
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • A dash of salt and white pepper


  • 10.5 oz prunes
  • 3-4 apples cut into wedges
  • 1/2 lemon

For the roasting pan

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 yellow onion cut into pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into pieces
  • 2 carrots cut into pieces
  • Some dried juniper berries


  • Broth from the turkey + additional liquid chicken broth
  • 1 1/5 cups cream
  • 4-6 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp red och blackcurrant jelly
  • A dash of salt and white pepper

To serve

  • Potatoes
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Pickled gherkins
  • Felix lingonberry jam


Roasted turkey

  • Fill the turkey with the stuffing and then tie its legs together. Put half of the lemon by the turkey’s throat.
  • Mix the melted butter with the soy sauce and the spices, then use this to glaze the turkey.
  • Roast at 435°F for 30 minutes. Remove the turkey and reduce the temperature to 350°F.
  • Add the chopped up onions and carrots together with the water and the juniper berries to the frying pan. Then flip the turkey (backside up) and put the frying pan back in the oven.
  • Occasionally pour the fluid over the turkey while it remains in the oven. Turn it around again (chest now upwards) when there is 30 minutes of cooking time remaining. You should calculate approximately 30 minutes of cooking time per 2-3 lb of turkey. The internal temperature (by the thighbone and breastbone) should be 175°F.
  • If the skin of the turkey starts to burn, simply put some aluminum foil on top of the turkey. When done, keep the turkey warm while preparing the sauce.


  • Boil the broth from the turkey and add the cream. You can also add some more liquid chicken broth if you like.
  • Thicken the sauce with flour. Season with salt, pepper and black or red currant jelly.

To serve

  • Serve the turkey with boiled or mashed potatoes, sauce, brussels sprouts, pickled gherkins and a large spoonful of Felix lingonberry jam with ginger.


In this recipe, we suggest that you serve with potatoes or mashed potatoes, so you have to take this into account as well, when you are cooking your lovely turkey dinner. Since we don't have the instructions for that here.