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Turkey Rub Butter

This turkey rub butter is a sweet wet rub you can add to the skin for added flavor this year! Whether it's smoked or baked it may become your new favorite. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, coating, rub, sauce, turkey
Servings: 12
Calories: 95kcal
Author: The Typical Mom



  • In a sauce pan add all of your ingredients, stir. Allow to cook until apples break down. Then pour into a blender and pulse until mixed well but not completely pureed.
  • When smoking a turkey put in at 240 degrees for about 1 hour so skin gets slightly browned. Then remove and pour enough turkey butter over the top so skin is coated. (make sure you have a baking sheet underneath it lined with foil or it will get messy)
  • If smoking return it back, close lid and continue cooking until internal temp of meat is 165 degrees and outside skin with wet rub is as crispy as you'd like it. 30 minutes per pound is usually spot on for timing.
  • If making sheet pan turkey follow our directions in link above recipe card but rub this sauce on each piece before putting it on your baking sheet. Add just enough to coat skin but not saturated and dripping.


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.2mg