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Apple-Almond Stuffed Turkey

I found this terrific recipe a few years back and tried it our on some friends at a dinner party. Everyone enjoyed the combination of flavors and unique ingredients. It has become my "staple". The currants and apples give the stuffing a nice sweet flavor, and the almonds add crunch. -Laurel McLennan, Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 5 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (12 cups stuffing)

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) sliced bread
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon dried savory
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup turkey or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)

Directions

  • Cut bread into 1/2-in. cubes and place in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 225° for 30-40 minutes, tossing occasionally until partially dried.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute the next 10 ingredients in butter until onions and apples are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a large bowl. Add the bread cubes, almonds, currants, broth and juice; toss well.
  • Just before baking, stuff the turkey. Skewer openings; tie drumsticks together. Place on a rack in a roasting pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until thermometer reads 180° for the turkey and 165° for the stuffing. When the turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil and baste if needed.
Editor's Note: Stuffing may be baked separately in a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour; uncover and bake 10 minutes more.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 778 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 230mg cholesterol, 973mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 87g protein.
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