Apple-Herb Stuffed Turkey

Looking for a stuffed turkey recipe that will blow away your Thanksgiving guests? Look no further: Apple-Herb Stuffed Turkey.

Apple-Herb Stuffed Turkey
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (12- to 14-pound) turkey, thawed and giblets removed
  2. 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  5. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  6. 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
  7. 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  8. 1 Granny Smith apple, quartered
  9. 6 cloves garlic
  10. 1 small bunch fresh thyme
  11. 2 sprigs fresh sage
  12. 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  13. Garnish: fresh thyme, fresh sage, apples
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray the rack of a roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place rack in pan. Set aside.
  2. Pat turkey dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, stir together butter, 1 tablespoon salt, chopped thyme, chopped sage, 1 teaspoon pepper, and minced garlic. Rub butter mixture under skin and on outside of turkey. Stuff turkey cavity with apple, garlic cloves, thyme, and sage. Tuck wings under, and tie legs together with kitchen twine. Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Add broth to roasting pan. Place turkey on prepared rack in pan.
  3. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven to 325°. Bake until a meat thermometer reads 165°, approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. (Loosely cover with aluminum foil during last 30 minutes to prevent excess browning, if necessary.) Place turkey on a cutting board; loosely cover with foil. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.
  4. Place turkey on a serving platter. Garnish with thyme, sage, and apples, if desired.
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