Easy Roast Turkey with Apple Stuffing

“This is a wonderful recipe I adapted from Julia Aitkin's Easy Entertaining. It gives a nice moist meat with the juices cooking into the upside down breast.”
4hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place onion, apple and half lemon in turkey cavity- reserve other half of lemon-put some of it in neck cavity if desired Place turkey breast side down on oiled rack in roasting pan.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast uncovered for 2 hours, basting with pan juices occasionally.
  5. Wearing clean oven mitts or my preference disposable latex gloves, turn turkey breast side up Squeeze remaining lemon half over turkey breast and cover with bacon.
  6. Roast basting occasionally about another 2 hours or until done with meat thermometer Giblet stock.
  7. While turkey roasts place all ingredients in medium saucepan.
  8. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  9. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour partly covered.
  10. Strain and add liquid to gravy.
  11. Apple Stuffing.
  12. Cook bacon in skillet, until crisp and set aside.
  13. Add onion, celery and garlic to skillet and cook until soft-set aside.
  14. In large bowl, combine, bacon, onion, celery, garlic and lemon juice.
  15. Add bread cubes, apple, egg, parsley and spices.
  16. Spoon into greased baking dish.
  17. Cover with foil and cook in oven along with turkey for 30 minutes.
  18. Stir, add some juices from turkey and cook uncovered until golden brown.

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