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Butterflied Roasted Rosemary & Apple Turkey

Butterflied Roasted Rosemary & Apple Turkey

Looking for a holiday turkey recipe? Using this method, your turkey cooks evenly on all sides (including the inside) and makes for a gorgeous presentation. Served with homemade apple sherry gravy and wild rice stuffing.

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servings Makes 20 servings 20
preparation time PREP Under 30 minutes
total time TOTAL More than 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (10 to 16-pound) JENNIE-O® All Natural* Fresh Whole Turkey
  • WILD RICE APPLE STUFFING
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 6 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon, cooked according to package directions and chopped
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • 3 tablespoons apple jelly, warmed
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
  • APPLE SHERRY GRAVY
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup dry sherry
  • 4 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • ⅓ cup apple jelly
  • salt, if desired
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In small food processor or spice blender, process rosemary, salt and pepper until rosemary is finely chopped; set aside.
  3. Place turkey on cutting board breast side down. Using sharp poultry scissors or knife, cut down either side of backbone to remove it. Reserve to make stock. Turn turkey over, push down on breast and legs to flatten turkey. Place turkey on greased wire rack in roasting pan.
  4. Rub rosemary mixture over turkey. Add 2 cups water to roasting pan. Cook whole bird as specified on the package. Roast turkey at 325°F. until a meat thermometer inserted in the breast reads 170°F. and inserted in the thigh reads 180°F. Let stand tented with foil 15 minutes before carving.
  5. To make stuffing, in large bowl, combine green onion, bacon, rice, apples, pecan pieces, apple jelly and salt and pepper, if desired. Spoon into greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Bake, covered, at 350°F. 50 minutes. Remove foil, bake 20 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  6. To make gravy, heat reserved pan juices over medium heat. Add flour and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in sherry. Add stock, apple jelly and salt and pepper, if desired; stir to combine. Bring to simmer. Simmer 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve turkey with stuffing and gravy.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving

Calories340

Protein36g

Carbohydrates17g

Fiber2g

Sugars6g

Fat14g

Cholesterol95mg

Sodium590mg

Saturated Fat3g

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