• Heat oven to 450 degrees. Fit a large roasting pan with a rack.

  • In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. Stir in olive oil to form a paste.

  • Remove giblets and neck from cavity of turkey. Rinse turkey and pat dry with paper towels. Place in roasting pan. If desired, tuck wings under turkey and tie legs together with cooking twine.

  • Season turkey with spice rub all over the outside as well as under skin of breast halves. Tuck sage leaves under skin and in cavity. Roast at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.

  • Combine maple syrup with 1/4 cup hot water. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and brush turkey with maple syrup glaze. Roast for 1 hour, brushing with maple syrup glaze every 30 minutes. Carefully lay bacon slices over breast in a lattice pattern; roast 1 hour more, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove to a cutting board; let rest 20 minutes.

  • Place roasting pan over medium-high heat and whisk in flour; cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in broth and cook 5 minutes, until gravy thickens. Strain into a gravy boat and stir in parsley.

Nutrition Facts

680 calories; 29 g total fat; 9 g saturated fat; 358 mg cholesterol; 913 mg sodium. 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 96 g protein;