Herb-Orange Turkey with Pear Gravy

Ingredients
For the turkey

  • 4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 (3 to 4 pound) bone-in skin-on turkey breast halves
  • 8 medium garlic cloves, quartered
  • Zest from 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • 20 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced, divided
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup fat free low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth or water
  • 5 medium ripe pears, halved and pitted
  • 2 medium yellow onions, quartered
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

For the gravy:

  • 2 ripe medium pears, roasted or steamed until fork tender
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roasted or steamed until fork tender
  • 2 medium celery stalks, diced 4oz, about 1 cup small dice
  • 8 medium fresh sage leaves
  • Leaves of 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 medium dried bay leaf
  • 2 cups low-sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

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