Turkey crown with orange

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

over 2 hours


Serves 8-10

Mary Berry shows you how to cook a turkey crown – deliciously flavoured with orange and thyme – in 10 easy steps.

This meal, if served as 10 portions, provides 335kcal, 56g protein, 7g carbohydrate (of which 3.5g sugars), 8g fat (of which 4g saturates), 0.4g fibre and 0.9g salt per portion.

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For the turkey

  • 2.2kg/4lb 14oz turkey crown
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme leaves
  • 50g/1¾oz butter, softened
  • 2 small oranges, one thinly sliced, one cut in half
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil

For the gravy

  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 6 tbsp port
  • 450ml/¾ pint hot turkey or chicken stock
  • splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper