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Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe
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Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe

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My daughter loves to help me make this moist, herb roasted turkey. Her job is to hand Mommy the ingredients—if she doesn't eat them first! —Kimberly Jackson, Gay, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours + standing
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours + standing
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 turkey (14 pounds)
  • 1 medium apple, quartered
  • 1 medium onion, halved
  • 1 celery rib, halved
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly, warmed

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces cooked turkey equals 626 calories, 31 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 262 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 72 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine sage and rosemary. With fingers, carefully loosen skin from the turkey breast; rub herbs under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks.
  2. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Stuff turkey with apple, onion and celery. Brush with butter.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Brush with apple jelly. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before removing toothpicks and carving. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p14

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces cooked turkey equals 626 calories, 31 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 262 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 72 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

Reviews for Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey(11)

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

I made this again this year, and it was still a favorite.

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

Ok folks. This is, by far, the BEST turkey I have ever made! It is so juicy and with that little hint of apple, it is OH SO GOOD!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

Made this for Christmas Eve dinner. It was wonderful. The herbs under the skin flavored the breast meat which I usually find bland and dry. I also tucked in a few small chunks of butter with the minced herbs to keep the breast meat moist. The gravy I made from the drippings was very flavorful. I used turkey stock that I had made from the neck, tail and giblets, as well as an onion cut into quarters and a couple of stalks of coarsely chopped celery. I also added about a fourth cup of white wine to the gravy. Delicious! This will be our new family recipe for turkey, especially since my husband doesn't like stuffing cooked inside the bird. Thank you for sharing.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

Deeelicious ! thanks so much for sharing

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

This is soooo good it should be declared Illegal! Too bad we only have 5 stars.

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