Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey

by sammymoniz

There are plenty of delicious holiday turkey recipes out there, but this Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey just hits in a different way! It’s DAYUMMM good. Sweet AND smokey. What else do you need after that?! The sugars caramelize and create a candied skin on the turkey and the time spent on the smoker imparts a deep flavor into the meat.

Turkey on the Traeger grill.
Finished sweet coated smoked turkey on the Traeger grill.
Finished turkey on a baking sheet.
Sliced Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey on a baking sheet.

Looking for more Traeger recipes?

Here are a few to try:

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TRAEGER SMOKED PULLED PORK

Lastly, if you make this Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey recipe, be sure to leave a comment! Above all, I love to hear from ya’ll and do my best to respond to every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of your dayyyummm good recreations is my favorite!

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Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey

sammymoniz There are plenty of delicious holiday turkey recipes out there, but this Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey just hits in a different way! It’s… Traeger Thanksgiving Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Traeger, Smoked, Holiday European Print
Feeds: 10-12 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To a large saucepan add 1 quart of water, salt and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the salt. Pour the salt and maple syrup concentrate into a bucket or a @yeti cooler. Add the remaining water, apple cider, bay leaves, peppercorn and 1/2 gallon ice. Stir to cool.
  2. Once the brine has completely cooled, place the turkey in the cooler to submerge. Add more ice if needed, close the cooler and brine for 24 hours.
  3. Remove the turkey from the brine. Rinse under cold water. Pat dry and place on a dry large baking sheet. 
  4. In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika. Work the rub into the surface of the turkey.
  5. When ready to cook, set the Traeger Grill to 180°F. Place the turkey directly on the grill grates of the preheated grill. Smoke at 180°F for 2 hours. Increase the temperature to 275°F, continue to cooke until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, or the red button has popped, about 20-25 minutes per pound.
  6. Remove the turkey from the grill, rest on a sheet pan wrapped in foil or in a (clean) yeti cooler for 20-30 minutes before carving. 

Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey

sammymoniz There are plenty of delicious holiday turkey recipes out there, but this Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey just hits in a different way! It’s… Traeger Thanksgiving Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Traeger, Smoked, Holiday European Print
Feeds: 10-12 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To a large saucepan add 1 quart of water, salt and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the salt. Pour the salt and maple syrup concentrate into a bucket or a @yeti cooler. Add the remaining water, apple cider, bay leaves, peppercorn and 1/2 gallon ice. Stir to cool.
  2. Once the brine has completely cooled, place the turkey in the cooler to submerge. Add more ice if needed, close the cooler and brine for 24 hours.
  3. Remove the turkey from the brine. Rinse under cold water. Pat dry and place on a dry large baking sheet. 
  4. In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika. Work the rub into the surface of the turkey.
  5. When ready to cook, set the Traeger Grill to 180°F. Place the turkey directly on the grill grates of the preheated grill. Smoke at 180°F for 2 hours. Increase the temperature to 275°F, continue to cooke until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, or the red button has popped, about 20-25 minutes per pound.
  6. Remove the turkey from the grill, rest on a sheet pan wrapped in foil or in a (clean) yeti cooler for 20-30 minutes before carving. 

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