Moist Oven-roasted Turkey

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“My family nominated me to make a turkey for Easter dinner. Since it was my first time to roast a gobbler, I gave the task some thought. The recipe I came up with was well-received by my family. I thought it turned out moist and favorful. I used a Reynolds' oven bag to roast it but you wouldn't have to do so.”
2hrs 45mins
1 turkey

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the turkey and pat it dry.
  2. Place all of the herbs, all the butter, half the lemon and half the apple into the body cavity.
  3. Place the other half of lemon and apple into the neck cavity.
  4. Truss the turkey with kitchen string or dental floss.
  5. Rub canola oil all over the turkey and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  6. If you're using an oven bag, place the turkey in the bag at this point, following the directions on the box. I put about 1 tablespoon of water into the bag.
  7. Roast in a 350 degree oven until themometer inserted in the thigh reads 180 degrees.
  8. My 15-pound turkey took about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  9. You may want to adjust the oven temperature to 325 if you're not using an oven bag.

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