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Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey

 Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey
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
14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours + standing

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Stuff turkey with
  • apple, onion and celery. Brush with butter.
  • 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.
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.

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Apple & Herb Roasted Turkey (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer