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ROASTED TURKEY Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joy Burgess
Added: Monday, August 31, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 12-18 pound turkey, fully thawed (I use Butterball Premium pre-basted turkey with the red pop-up self timer.)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
salt and pepper
2 apples

Directions:
Directions:
Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 400. Remove neck and giblets from cavity and reserve for gravy. Pat turkey dry with paper towels. Tuck legs into pocket of skin at tail end. Tuck wings under bird.

Line V-rack of roaster pan with foil and poke several holes in foil. Set rack inside large roasting pan and spray foil with cooking spray. Brush breast and legs of turkey with half of butter, season with salt and pepper. Insert one apple in neck cavity and one apple in lower cavity. Arrange turkey, breast-side down, in rack. Brush remaining butter over back of turkey and season with salt and pepper. Roast turkey for one hour.
Remove turkey from oven. Tip juices from cavity of turkey into pan. Using clean pot holders or kitchen towels, carefully flip turkey breast side up, keep apples in cavities.
Roast at 325 for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Transfer to carving board and let rest, uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove and discard apples. Carve and serve.

 

 

 

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