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Apple-Almond Stuffed Turkey Recipe

Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sliced bread
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fully cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 tbsp dried savory
  • 2 tsp lemon peel, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp orange peel, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp each: pepper and fennel seed,
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup turkey or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 14-16 lb turkey


Instructions:

1. Cut bread into 1/2" cubes and place in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets.
2. Bake at 225 degrees for 30-40 minutes, tossing occasionally until partially dried.
3. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute the next 10 ingredients in butter until onions and apple are tender, about 15 minutes.
4. Transfer to a large bowl.
5. Add the bread cubes, almonds, currants, broth and juice; toss well.
6. Just before baking, stuff the turkey.
7. Skewer openings; tie drumsticks together.
8. Place on a rack in a roasting pan.
9. Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until thermometer reads 185 degrees.
10. When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil and baste if needed.


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Main Ingredient:Meat and Poultry / Turkey
Nut / Almond
Fruit / Apple
Course:Main Dish
Cuisine:American
African
Preparation Method:Baking
Occasion:Thanksgiving
Difficulty:Medium

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